A text from Tony Taylor on Sunday morning, reported low cloud sitting across the island, with the cloud base down to 'Smelly Gully' in lower Millcombe... The night of Friday 22nd/Saturday 23rd saw similar conditions which were ideal for Manx Shearwaters to come ashore in large numbers. Tony and team caught (by hand) 33 new birds and eight from previous years.
Fine weather on 23rd saw hundreds of Swallows still passing through, along with a few House Martins and Sand Martins. Other migrants included Turtle Dove and up to three Spotted Flycatchers.
The Black Guillemot was still present, sitting on a rock in the Landing Bay early on 24th.
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