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  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

A busy boat day resulted in some good coverage from across the island. The 2 Golden Orioles remained in Millcombe showing well in both the morning and afternoon and a flyover Osprey was a stunning bird, the second one of the year, and was only seen by one lucky observer.

2024 05 16 HerringGull LowerLighthouseField ThomasWestonHerringGull in Lower Lighthouse Field. ©Thomas Weston

Counts from across the island resulted in 29 Mallards, single Feral Pigeon, 5 Woodpigeons, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Oystercatchers, single Whimbrel, 174 Puffins, 944 Razorbills, 2681 Guillemots, 181 Kittiwakes, 283 Herring Gulls, 4 Great-Black Backed Gulls, 59 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls, the return of the 2 Great Northern Divers,  68 Fulmar, 7 Gannets, 19 Shag, pair Kestrel, Peregrines, 22 Carrion Crows, 7 Ravens, 20 Skylark, Sedge Warbler, single Sand Martins, 85 Swallows, 7 House Martins, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, single Blackcap, single Garden Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 23 Wrens, 77 Starling, single Song Thrush, 9 Blackbird, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Robins, 10 Stonechat, 14 Wheatear, 4 Dunnock, 27 House Sparrows, 2 Pied Wagtails, 26 Meadow Pipits, 11 Rock Pipits, 2 Chaffinch, 53 Linnets, Lesser Redpoll, and 10 Goldfinches.