Tony Taylor spent the morning of Sunday 25th mist-netting and the afternoon checking Manx Shearwater nestboxes on the West Side. Among the birds ringed were three Goldcrests. The shearwater colony showed plenty of evidence of fresh activity this season already, with new excavations, droppings at burrow entrances, new nest material in a box used last year and three piles of feathers from predated birds. Other sightings included a Great Northern Diver, a Jackdaw (Tent Field), three Wheatears and two Harbour Porpoises (off South West Point).
Monday 26th brought hints of a small arrival of migrants, including seven Goldcrests, two Chiffchaffs and a Brambling in Millcombe during the morning. Elsewhere, there were six Teal (3m,3f), a Great Northern Diver, 106 Puffins at Jenny's Cove (with up to seven ashore), a female Merlin, a Jackdaw (St Helen's Field) and five Wheatears (including two colour-ringed birds, but neither seen well). Rain has now stopped play for the day.
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