One of the hottest days of the year, with temperatures just tipping past 20 degrees C, with a light to moderate westerly breeze. Seawatching in the morning included single Pomarine and Great Skuas blogging, 179 Common Scoters mostly flying north and one Manx Shearwater.
Another day of notable Swift movements, with over 200 feeding early morning over the golf course and lighthouse area, with smaller number of hirundines, followed by a steady trickle of birds heading west through the day. The total movement of Swifts probably involved 1000 birds.
A Merlin was an unseasonal surprise, with a hunting 1st-summer Hobby more usual fare. The White x Pied Wagtail pair were still present with young. Two Crossbill overflew Buckton Pond and two Siskins were in the outer head gardens early morning.
First-summer Hobby, by Martin Garner
Plenty of birds are fledging now:
Juvenile Sky Lark by Martin Garner
Juvenile Swallow by Martin Garner
Juvenile Meadow Pipit by Alan Walkington
Juvenile Pied Wagtail by Tony Simpson