• Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Sora
  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

The day started and remained hot and sunny. The local risk of thunderstorms never really came about so it remained dry all day.

24 05 21 FlycatcherSPP Pointless Thomas WestonFlycatcher spp by Pointless Wall. ©Thomas Weston

What's this flyctcher??? Today's big debate after being found on census today.

24 05 21 Cuckoo QuarterWall Thomas WestonCuckoo at Quarter Wall. ©Thomas Weston

Census was productive with 3 Mallard around Barton’s Field; a Cuckoo in Millcombe and one at Old Light that flew to Quarter Wall; a Feral Pigeon on the Lambing Shed; single Woodpigeon in Millcombe; 3 Oystercatchers in the Landing Bay; three large flocks of gulls totalled 11 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls and 127 Herring Gulls; 18 Guillemots and 48 Razorbills off Benjamin’s Chair; 7 Shags along the South coast; a single large female Peregrine flew along Tillage Field; 4 Carrion Crows, single Song Thrush, 7 Blackbird, 4 Robins, 4 Dunnock and 7 Ravens remained in Millcombe; a slight passage of hirundines resulted in 15 Swallows and 7 House Martins North; only 5 Skylarks were seen so we hope some are on nests; a Blackcap, 3 Whitethroats and 4 Chiffchaff were the only warblers seen; 11 Wrens and 88 Starling were recorded throughout; 3 Wheatears, Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipits and a single Stonechat were in SouthWest Field; 25 House Sparrows were in the Village; the Chaffinch pair remained around the nest and a small flock of 25 Linnets and 8 Goldfinches were seen on the circuit.

Ringing

The clear weather did not produce any late falls of migrants, but a few hours in the gardens resulted in a couple of birds caught today.