• Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Sora

A very warm, humid census that resulted in 5 Mallard, 12 Swifts, 5 Feral Pigeons, 4 Woodpigeon, 6 Collared Dove, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Great-Black Backed Gulls, 204 Herring Gulls, 5 Lesser-Black Backed Gull, 29 Guillemots, 42 Razorbills, single Shag, 8 Carrion Crows, 3 Ravens, 6 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 3 Whitethroats, 3 Willow Warblers (2 singing males, one of which was chasing a female), 18 Wrens, 62 Starlings, 7 Blackbirds, single Song Thrush, 4 Robin, 6 Wheatears, 3 Stonechats, 6 Dunnock, 28 House Sparrows, 5 Pied Wagtails, 15 Meadow Pipits, single Chaffinch, 15 Linnets and 6 Goldfinches were seen.

Seabird surveys were productive with all but 6 of the Kittiwakes nest outcomes being recorded; the first PUFFLING of the year was seen with the scope looking at the Puffin productivity site; there were signs that the first Guillemot may have fledged the rocks and taken the leap; our Herring Gulls are still doing well with at least 23 chicks seen in our productivity colony; and we had another couple of Manx Shearwaters hatch from the boxes! A successful and rewarding seabird day for the team.

Ringing

2024 06 26 ManxColony Thomas WestonOur seabird assistant Lucy and our bird observatory assistant Thomas at the Manx Shearwater Colony. ©Thomas Weston

Some more Starlings, a few House Sparrows and retrap Manxies in the artificial boxes.