A Stock Dove was the most unusual sighting of the day, and another new species for the year. Wheatears increased to 29 birds; 36 Fieldfares, 21 Redwings 5 Goldcrests and 9 Lapland Buntings were logged; and a count of 9 Sandwich Terns was the highest yet this spring. Other species seen included 4 Great Skuas, 2 Dunnocks and 2 Robins.
One of the Wheatears was wearing colour-rings; we should soon find out where it was ringed. In other colour-ring news, one of the Twites that was on the island last month has just been refound on Fair Isle.