• Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Sora

The first day of June and it is fair to think that Spring migration is coming to an end which is very much true. But some migrants are still very slightly trickling through.

24 06 01 JuvenileWheatear BrickField Thomas WestonJuvenile Wheatear in Brick Field. ©ThomasWeston

Census demonstrated low numbers of our long-distance spring migrants with 2 Swallows and a House Martin North, a Blackcap, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, single Spotted Flycatcher, and 4 Whitethroats in Millcombe, and a surprise Reed Warbler was singing in Stoney Paddock. Also seen on census this morning, 5 Mallards with three ducklings on Barton’s Field; a Woodpigeon singing in Millcombe in the woods on the North side; 3 Collared Doves feeding with the chickens in the Village; an Oystercatcher and 5 Shag were in the Landing Bay; the large ‘large’ gull flocks in the fields continued with 207 Herring Gulls, 7 Lesser-Black Backed and 2 Great-Black Backed Gulls in the flocks; large flocks of auks were off Benjamin’s Chair again with 132 Guillemots, 22 Razorbills, and 3 Puffins in the rafts; 2 Rock Pipit were singing from the Ugly and Benjamin’s Chair; our dodgy Hooded Crow x Carrion Crow hybrid remained with 9 Carrion Crows and 5 Ravens around the Watertanks; 6 Skylarks were seen/heard in the fields; 10 Wrens were along the route with the majority in Millcombe; the flock of post-breeding Starlings held 52 birds; 6 Blackbirds, 6 Dunnocks, 4 Robins, 4 Chaffinches, 6 Goldfinches, and the singing Song Thrush were in Millcombe; at Rocket Pole Pond 4 Wheatears, 2 Stonechats and 3 Pied Wagtails were seen feeding; 19 Meadow Pipits and 24 Linnets were in the fields; and 18 House Sparrows were in Village.