Another cool day with very little seen especially land birds. The star bird of the day was a Tawny Pipit discovered on the crown estate fields by Martin. Unfortunately I missed seeing this bird as it disappeared shortly after being discovered. Only to be relocated again about 500m away and I successfully missed it again and then it was relocated again back at the initial site and……………………….missed again. Maybe tomorrow!!!
Swallows were very evident again with a good passage throughout most of the day, a few House Martin also noted.
A sea watch in the morning proved worthwhile with a flock of 9 Pomarine Skua plus 1 singleton passing through. In addition 4 Great Skua, 5 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Puffin.
Passerines: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Wheatear and 2 Bullfinch.
Butterflies: Green-veined White, Peacock and Wall.
Photos courtesy © Martin Cade