• Sora
  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

The Conservation Team were rather busy today, so census was split. However, Millcombe was more productive than the SouthWest Field/Airfield area with a nice range of species noted. It’s been a while since we have seen a nice passage of Manx Shearwaters in the daytime, so to see 34 fly South past the Cruise Ship in the Bay in less than five minutes was really nice. Following their line, a single Gannet passed by during the very short seawatch. In Millcombe, a single Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff and a pair of Lesser Redpoll remained in the valley. Once the wind died down a bit, birds were moving with at least one Golden Oriole still in Millcombe, a Woodchat Shrike around the Old Quarry Cottages and a probable Montague’s Harrier were seen by visiting birders.

From allcomers, 13 Mallards, Feral Pigeon, 3 Woodpigeons, single Collared Dove, 2 Swifts, 8 Oystercatchers, single Ringed Plover, single Whimbrel, 63 Puffins, 57 Razorbills, 1503 Guillemots, 31 Kittiwakes, 250 Herring Gulls, 7 Great-Black Backed Gulls, 54 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls, 3 Storm Petrels, 17 Fulmar, 2 Gannets, 7 Cormorants flew North, 15 Shag, female Sparrowhawk came in off the sea, female Kestrel, pair of Peregrines, 18 Carrion Crows, 7 Ravens, 18 Skylark, 38 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 3 Willow Warbler, single Chiffchaff, single Blackcap, 17 Wrens, 40 Starling, single Song Thrush, 8 Blackbird, single Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Robins, 10 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Dunnock, 15 House Sparrows, Yellow Wagtail flew North, 3 Pied Wagtails, 24 Meadow Pipits, single Tree Pipit, 2 Rock Pipits, 3 Chaffinch, 83 Linnets, 10 Goldfinches and a Siskin.