11th May 2020

The following summary only includes records from our resident birders’ health walks and garden sightings; consequently, it provides a mere snapshot of the true scale of our spring migration.

The weather consisted of force seven northerly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures reaching nine degrees C. These conditions resulted in a good spring seabird passage, with four summer-plumaged Great Northern Divers, 408 Fulmars, six Manx Shearwaters, a Bonxie, a spooned adult Pomarine Skua and an Arctic Skua flying north. Notable wader records on the headland included three Ringed Plovers, two Little Ringed Plovers, the Spotted Redshank and three Common Sandpipers.  

Orange Tip, by Andy Hood