Waders already begin to return

25th June 2017 – overcast WNW3/4
Offshore
Quieter over the sea with only 150 Sandwich Tern, 43 Common Scoter, 6 Gannet, 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Arctic Tern and 2 Little Tern logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders continue to build with 1000 Oystercatcher, 915 Curlew, 165 Redshank, 60 Lapwing, 20 Grey Plover, 11 Golden Plover, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel and a Greenshank recorded.
Miscellaneous
A Peregrine and 2 Little Egret were the best of the rest.
Moths
An early Southern Wainscot was on the wing.

More seabirds

24th June 2017 – overcast SW4
Offshore
Observations over the tide produced 840 Sandwich Tern, 400 Manx Shearwater, 200 Gannet, 19 Guillemot, 16 Common Scoter, 9 Kittiwake, 8 Little Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 3 Razorbill and single Great Skua and Fulmar.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders are already beginning to return with 650 Curlew, 140 Redshank, 40 Grey Plover and 9 Bar-tailed Godwit logged.

Seabirds

23rd June 2017 – early rain then overcast SW5/6
Offshore
Observations on the falling tide revealed 315 Sandwich Tern, 90 Manx Shearwater, 70 Gannet, 30 Guillemot, 6 Common Scoter and 2 Fulmar.

Hummingbird

22nd June 2017 – overcast WNW3/4
Offshore
An evening scan over the sea produced 50 Sandwich Tern, 12 Common Scoter, 3 Gannet, 2 Little Tern and a Fulmar.
Wildfowl and Waders
There are now 2 Greenshank back in residence.
Moths
A Hummingbird Hawkmoth graced the moth trap along with the first Broad-barred White for over 30 years. Newly emerged residents included Archer’s Dart.

Satin Wave

18th June 2017 – warm and sunny SE1
Offshore
Morning observations on the falling tide (0730-0830) provided 180 Sandwich Tern, 87 Common Scoter, 7 Gannet and 6 Manx Shearwater.
Wildfowl and Waders
The single Greenshank remains.
Moths
A Satin Wave was the first island record while recently emerged residents included Riband Wave, Barred Straw, Knot Grass, Burnished Brass and Thistle Ermine.

Day flying owls and moths

17th June 2017 – misty start then warm and sunny SW2/3
Offshore
Observations on the falling tide (0730-0830) produced 125 Sandwich Tern, 105 Common Scoter, 51 Gannet, 8 Manx Shearwater and 5 Kittiwake.
Miscellaneous
A day flying Barn Owl was mobbed by a Jay.
Moths
Day flying moths included Six-spot Burnet, Narrow-bordered five-spot Burnet and Burnet Companion.

Sallow Kitten

16th June 2017 – overcast SW2/3
Offshore
A check of the sea (1215-1315) produced 210 Sandwich Tern, 20 Common Scoter, 17 Gannet and 8 Manx Shearwater.
Wildfowl and Waders
A flock of 500 Knot continue to linger.
Moths
A Sallow Kitten was the first record for 20 years.

Spoonbill

14th June 2017 – overcast/humid/SE1
Rarities
A Spoonbill put in a brief appearance.
Offshore
A single scan of the sea revealed 100 Common Scoter and 10 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A female Willow Warbler complete with brood patch suggested early southbound movement of a failed breeder.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first returning Greenshank was amongst 10 Redshank.
Moths
Pearly Underwing, Solver Y and Rusty Dot Pearl are immigrants attracted to the moth trap in recent days.

More seabirds

12th June 2017 – overcast WSW V5/6
Offshore
A check of the sea on the falling tide (1520-1720) produced 410 Sandwich Tern, 102 Gannet, 54 Common Scoter, 30 Guillemot, 23 Manx Shearwater, 16 Kittiwake, 2 Little Tern, 2 Arctic Tern and a Fulmar .
Miscellaneous
Two Raven were the best of the rest.