Sunday, May 27th, 2018
A sunny day with a moderate north-easterly wind and temperatures reaching 18 degrees C. During the seawatch, three Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, 19 Manx Shearwaters, 16 Sandwich Terns, a Bonxie and two Arctic Skuas flew north.
Both the Dotterel and Temminck’s Stint remained in situ, whilst a Greenshank and eight Ringed Plovers were new. A Hobby overflew Old Fall, where an elusive Marsh Warbler sang briefly in the morning, whilst North Landing hosted a female Red-backed Shrike. Passerine migrants also included two Pied Flycatchers, a Spotted Flycatcher, one Redstart, a Whinchat, six Wheatears and two Garden Warblers.
West of the Dykes, a Marsh Warbler was trapped at Buckton.