The land was quite dire today with very few migrants around; two Willow Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Wheatear and a Redstart were the only species of note.Hirundine passage started a few hours after dawn and continued until around midday when it dried up, mainly Swallows with several hundred passing over, a few House Martins and a couple of Sand Martins.
Also eight Swift, four Hobby and a Whimbrel in off the sea a Raven and a couple of Sparrowhawk noted.The sea passage was it little more obvious today with all three Skuas passing, four Great Skua, five Arctic Skua and a Pomarine Skua, also approximately fifty Manx Shearwater, sixteen “comic” Terns, twenty plus Common Scoter, a Great Northern Diver, two Red-throated Diver plus Fulmars, Gannets, Guillemots, Razorbills and a few Kittiwakes.
All in all a fairly quiet day.
A couple of the regular obs garden birds. Greenfinch and Great Tit