• Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Sora

2024 03 28 RingOuzel HalfwayWall LizGouldsonRing Ouzel male at Halfway Wall. ©Liz Gouldson

After yesterday’s excitement, we introduce our newest member to the team, Lucy Pécasse who will be completing our seabird productivity work this year! The first full day of work included checking out the study sites and climbing up and down the cliffs in search of seabirds – even if it was super windy. Welcome to the team.

 A big drop in migrants today as the weather changed to a strong south-westerly with frequent rain showers. The standout highlights of the day:

  • A Ring Ouzel spotted at ½ Wall and photographed by our guests.
  • The highest Manx Shearwater (1455) count of the year from the Ugly.
  • The highest Wheatear (36) count of the year with a good mix of migrants and breeding birds.
  • Single Greenfinch in Millcombe (scarce here).
  • A female Bullfinch in St Helen’s Copse (scarce here).

 Other sightings from today included 6 Mallard, 4 Eurasian Teal, 14 Woodpigeons, 8 Oystercatchers, 122 Puffin, 87 Razorbills, 17 Guillemots, 162 Auk spp, 104 Kittiwakes, 84 Herring Gulls, 12 Great Black-backed gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, single Red-throated Diver, single Great Northern Diver, 8 Fulmar, 58 Gannets, single Cormorant,  19 Shag, female Sparrowhawk, male Kestrel, single Peregrine, 19 Carrion Crows, 12 Ravens, 10 Skylarks, single Swallow, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Blackcap, 8 Goldcrest, 7 Wrens, 122 Starlings, 3 Blackbirds, Song Thrush, 4 Robins, 12 Stonechats, 36 Wheatears, 6 Dunnocks, 8 House Sparrows, 2 Pied Wagtails, 72 Meadow Pipits, single Rock Pipit, 4 Chaffinches, 6 Linnets, 5 Goldfinches and a Lesser Redpoll.