Friday, 8 May 2015

Another quiet day

An overcast day with some light rain showers early p.m., 12°, light to moderate SE to S.

A disappointing day with virtually no movement on the sea and very little on the land, Hirundine movement was the only visible migration of any significance.

A sea watch this morning turned up 14 Whimbrel, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 28 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Oystercatcher, and 1 Puffin.

Hirundine passage was quite heavy today especially along the West Cliffs with several thousand Swallow, 60+ House Martin and several hundred Sand Martin, only 2 Swift.

Land birds again were minimal, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler,2 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Wheatear, 2 Bullfinch and Little Owl.

A brief spell of sunshine bought out a dragonfly, a Broad-bodied Chaser and a recently emerged Large Red Damselfly.

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