Onto commoner species, and birds moving rapidly south were again the most evident with 229 Swallows, 2 Sand Martins, 627 Meadow Pipits, 21 White Wagtails, 38 unidentified 'alba' Wagtails and 90 Wheatears logged. Wildfowl and waders were also moving as 106 Wigeon, 7 Pintail, 70 Ruff, 140 Snipe, 232 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Wood Sandpipers and the Curlew Sandpiper were also recorded. The sea-watchers also had a better day notching up 11 Sooty Shearwaters, 13 Arctic Skuas 25 Great Skuas (although 7 of these were mobbing the Kite a one stage!) and 182 Kittiwakes - 174 of them juveniles so the species has had a decent breeding season somewhere. There were also 112 Arctic Terns, 3 Common Terns and 79 'Commic' Terns (most of those on sea-watch) while other odds and ends included 2 juvenile Marsh Harriers again, 3 Kestrels and 18 Willow Warblers.
Citrine Wagtail - 17th island record (photo Jonathan Scragg)
Red Kite (both photos George Gay)
Wood Sandpiper (photo Stephen Rutt)
Wigeon flock with Pintail (photo George Gay)