• Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Sora
  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

A short post today as our team were feeling particuarly tired today...

Sightings

A male Starling singing in the village today © T WestonA male Starling singing in the village today © T Weston

Census counts from today made up the majority of the counts from the island. These included 9 Mallard, 3 Eurasian Teal, 7 Woodpigeon, 4 Oystercatchers, 180 Razorbill, 40 Guillemot, 30 auk spp., 10 Kittiwake, 102 Herring Gulls, 10 Great-black backed gulls, 63 Lesser-black backed gulls (highest spring count so far), a Great-northern diver, 4 Gannet, 3 Shag, pair of Peregrines, 30 Carrion Crow (highest spring count so far), 10 Raven, 11 Skylark, 18 Wren, 133 Starling, single Song thrush, 15 Blackbird, 6 Robin, 7 Stonechat (most on territory now), 6 Dunnock, 18 House Sparrows, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 ‘alba’ wagtail North, 20 Meadow Pipit, a single Rock Pipit, 6 Chaffinch and 26 Linnet (the highest count of the spring).

Ringing

Nocturnal counts resulted in 14 Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe, a Skylark and a Meadow Pipit seen. The Meadow Pipit was the only bird caught due to the wet and windy conditions which set in just after 21:00.