• Sora
  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey


The day started off slightly foggy, with a cool easterly breeze off the mainland which lingered until the early afternoon. Due to the wind the birds tended to stick low to the ground today, resulting in low numbers of some of the island regulars but signs of some migration were apparent. This was particularly seen with census counts resulting in a single Goldcrest, 6 Robin, 5 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 4 Blackbird, 2 Stonechat, 3 Skylark and 4 Mallard recorded. Signs of movement came in the form of 4 Pied Wagtails feeding with the sheep in Highstreet Field and 2 ‘new’ Goldfinches in Millcombe. Out at sea, low numbers of Gannet passed, a few of the island's Shag, and a raft of 64 Razorbills were recorded.


No ringing was undertaken today due to the weather conditions.