• Sora
  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

On census, birds around the Village included 3 Mallard seen in Barton’s Field around the pond. A large gull flock, that involved loitering birds and local breeders, included 8 Great-Black Backed Gull, 80 Herring Gulls and 14 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls. Offshore of Benjamin’s Chair, 80 Guillemots, 20 Razorbills and 100 auk spp were present. A single Woodpigeon, single Willow Warbler, single Chiffchaff, single Blackcap, 3 Whitethroats, 10 Wrens, 6 Blackbirds, single Song Thrush, 2 Dunnocks, 2 Chaffinches, 18 Linnets and 4 Goldfinches were in Millcombe. In the Fields, 5 Carrion Crows, 5 Ravens, 3 Skylarks, 46 Starlings, single Wheatear, a single Stonechat and 12 Meadow Pipits were seen.

Ringing

2024 06 15 ManxShearwater ManxColony ThomasWestonManx Shearwater from the Manx Colony. ©Thomas Weston

A busy night survey for Manx Shearwaters resulted in the oldest bird caught being originally ringed as an adult in 2007. At the time this bird was potentially already 4 years old making it at least 22 years old!