Friday, 17 May 2019

16th May

Hazy sunshine throughout with the occasional cloud coming and going on the brisk and chilly SE wind; a fine adult, full-spooned Pomarine Skua which cruised past the Beacon late afternoon was the day’s highlight along with 2 Dotterel at Sangar (different individuals to yesterday’s Lighthouse birds) and the first Garden Warbler of the year in Ancum Willows.

                Other totals across the island included an increase to 290+ Ringed Plover, single Grey Plover, Greenshank and Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpipers, 67 Knot, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, big numbers of Arctic Terns feeding offshore with 945+ estimated, a Whinchat at the Obs, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat and the 3 Tree Sparrows still at the Obs.

Common Sandpiper

Arctic Tern

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