Thursday, 18 May 2017

Common Scoter: 19 up
Great-crested Grebe: 27 around
Gannet: 11 up
Cormorant: present n/c
Mediterranean Gull: 2 x 1st summer at The Patch
Kittiwake: 2 up     2 on beach at The Patch
Sandwich Tern: c10 around
Common Tern: c20 around
Black Redstart: 1 singing on power station
Around the lighthouse area noisy juvenile Starlings are now much in evidence, a few Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtails and Common Whitethroats.
 Lesser Whitethroat
At  the observatory of note a Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Tree Pipits were caught and processed.
 1 of 2 Tree Pipits processed today
 Painted Lady
In the Moat several Painted Ladies, a Brown Argus and my first Hummingbird Hawkmoth of the year.
 Hummingbird Hawk Moth
Flame Wainscot in my MV today.
14.10-15.10 from the fishing boats till the rain started:
Common Scoter: 2 up   7 down
Fulmar: 1 down
Gannet: 15 up      7 down
Hobby: 1 in
Ringed Plover:  2 up
Sanderling: 3 up
Bar-tailed Godwit: 2 up
Arctic Skua: 1 up dp
Kittiwake: 6 up
Sandwich Tern: 14 up#
Swallow: 2 out
Harbour Porpoise: 5 

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