Short-eared Owl

22nd April 2024 – early showers the sunny spells WNW2/3
Observations over the sea (0700-0800) produced 485 Common Scoter, 50 Sandwich Tern, 12 Red-throated Diver, 8 Gannet, 8 Guillemot and a Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 10 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear and single White Wagtail and Chiffchaff.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 45 light-bellied birds and waders included 8 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains and single Short-eared Owl and Merlin were the best of the rest.
Butterflies and Moths
The first Green-veined White was on the wing.