Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Whilst temperatures remained subdued, the seemingly relentless northerlies finally abated; winds were initially light and from the west during a sunny morning, although rain arrived mid-afternoon. Seawatching produced three Common Scoters, five Red-throated Divers, 258 Fulmars, 17 Sandwich Terns, two Common Terns and 217 Puffins.
Two Tufted Duck and a Teal remained on the freshwaters, two Common Buzzards overflew the Outer Head, whilst single Snipe and Golden Plover were also present. A Short-eared Owl frequented North Marsh. Passerine migrants were more visible and included ten Whitethroats, three Lesser Whitethroats, a Goldcrest, three Redwing, a Ring Ouzel, five Wheatear and six Yellow Wagtails. A Jay along Old Hedge was notable, with a single Richard’s Pipit remaining between North Landing and North Marsh.