Tree Pipit, Redstart, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat new in

17th April 2024 – bright and sunny NW3/6
Observations over the sea (0700-0800) produced 24 Sandwich Tern, 12 Red-throated Diver, 12 Guillemot, 11 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Shag, 4 Gannet and a Manx Shearwater.
Grounded Migrants
Light movement provided 10 Blackcap, 8 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 White Wagtail and single Grasshopper Warbler, Goldcrest and Redstart – the latter the first of the year
Diurnal Migration
Single Siskin, Lesser Redpoll and Tree Pipit flew through – the latter the first of the year
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 55 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains and a second bird was seen.
Breeding Birds
Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat have returned to breeding habitat.