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Saturday 22nd May 2021

The wind has abated but it feels like winter. A handful of new migrants on site including 5 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Spot Fly, Wheatear & Whitethroat. 5 Black Reds noted on site this morning might include some migrants in addition to those settled in for the season. 2 Turnstone & a Dunlin were on the point plus a Sanderling on the beach. Offshore southbound 105 Kitts, 25 Gannet, 6 Black-headed Gull, 6 Dunlin, 2 Fulmar, 2 Sanderling, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Shoveler, Common Tern, Oyk, Razorbill & Red-throated Diver with northbound 72 Common Scoter, 12 Dunlin, 10 Kitts, 8 Swift, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Shelduck & Razorbill plus 30 Little Tern & a Bonxie loitering off the point for a while. The Kittiwake numbers over the last month are difficult to explain but it suggests that something is going on somewhere detrimental to this species as they should be on the breeding grounds. The new Blue Tit will be a wandering failed breeder.

Amongst a paltry selection of moths was the first immigrant Dark Sword-grass of the year.

Ringing: 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whitethroat.