• Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Sora

A breezy Northernly wind braced the island again today.

2024 06 07 Stonechat Ugly Thomas WestonA male Stonechat from the Ugly. ©ThomasWeston

On census, 5 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, 4 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 2 Chiffchaff, a single Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 13 Wrens, 9 Blackbirds, single Song Thrush, 2 Robins, 5 Dunnocks, single Chaffinch, 35 Linnets and 6 Goldfinches.From the Ugly, a single Oystercatcher was in the Landing Bay, as were 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Gannets, and a single Shag. Benjamin’s Chair saw a single Kittiwake, a single Rock Pipit, 54 Guillemots, 21 Razorbills, 29 Puffins. Gulls were seen at the latter two sites but were spread across the census with 15 Great-Black Backed Gulls, 165 Herring Gulls and 7 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls spotted, with the majority in the fields. Other counts from the fields included a single Peregrine, 6 Carrion Crows, 6 Ravens, 5 Pied Wagtails, 7 Skylarks, a Wheatear, 4 Stonechats (2 from the Ugly), 34 Starlings, and 16 Meadow Pipits. A Grey Heron was the best on Ackland’s Moor Pond, an unusual site for this species to be found. A flock of 20 House Sparrows were noteworthy in the Village.