• Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Sora
  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

A breezy westerly wind today across the island.

On census, 4 Mallard were in Barton’s Field and a single Feral Pigeon remained in the vicinity of the Lambing Shed. Walking through Millcombe, this was by far the busiest place on the route with a single Woodpigeon, 6 Collared Doves, single Chiffchaff, 7 Wrens, 3 Blackbirds, single Song Thrush, 3 Robins, 4 Dunnocks, 7 Chaffinches, 8 Linnets and 4 Goldfinches. It was great to hear four species of warbler singing at the same time with a single Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, single Sedge Warbler, and a single Willow Warbler all heard this morning. Let’s hope they have/find partners. From the Ugly, the Landing Bay held 6 Oystercatchers, single Manx Shearwater, 14 Shag, and 3 Great-Black Backed Gulls whilst at Benjamin’s Chair there were 76 Guillemots, 63 Razorbills, 2 Puffins, 12+ Auk spp, single Swallow, single House Martin and 2 Rock Pipits. The fields held 196 Herring Gulls, 10 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls, a single Kestrel, single Peregrine, 6 Carrion Crows, 11 Ravens, 14 Skylarks, 53 Starlings, and 4 Meadow Pipits. A small flock of 11 House Sparrows were in the Village.

24 06 04 Razorbills AztecBay Thomas WestonRazorbills along the West Coast  (viewedwhilst undertaking our seabird surveys). ©ThomasWeston

Seabird productivity surveys were rudely interrupted by this showy Razorbill today. This bird landed unaware of our presence whilst counting Guillemots!