• Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Sora
  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

24 06 12 GreyHeron RocketPole Thomas WestonMigrating Grey Heron from Rocket Pole. ©Thomas Weston

On census, 3 Mallard were seen in Barton’s Field around the pond, 7 Collared Doves around Quarters, and 18 House Sparrows. From the Ugly, 3 Oystercatchers and 11 Shag were in the Landing Bay whilst two individual Grey Herons flew past heading North to Pondsbury. A large gull flock, that involved loitering birds and local breeders, included a single Great-Black Backed Gull, 88 Herring Gulls and 4 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls. Offshore of Benjamin’s Chair, 48 Guillemots, 106 Razorbills, 29 Puffins, 50 Auk sp., a Rock Pipit, and a single Gannet. Nearby, a pair of Peregrines were seen in the distance, a flock of 8 Swifts came in off at Benjamin’s Chair and a Hobby flew in off at Castles before both species headed high North. Hirundines were thin off the ground but included 5 Swallow and 4 House Martin. Millcombe hosted 2 Woodpigeons, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, single Blackcap, 3 Whitethroats, the majority of the 17 Wrens, 10 Blackbirds, single Song Thrush, 4 Robins, 4 Dunnocks, 5 Chaffinches, 17 Linnets, 4 Goldfinches. In the Fields, 10 Carrion Crows, 7 Ravens, 6 Skylarks, 33 Starlings, 8 Wheatear, a single Stonechat, 13 Meadow Pipits and 4 Pied Wagtails were spotted. The only bird of great note was the Carrion Crow x Hooded Crow Hybrid.