Strong winds still from the west at the beginning of the week. Dry and bright on the 25th, 26th and 27th.
Two quiet days with the strong westerly winds continuing from last week. Two Great Northern Divers were seen together in the Landing Bay with 25 Shags on the 22nd. A Chiffchaff was still in Millcombe on 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Four Redwing were seen on 22nd and 23rd but no visible migration has been observed yet.
The first Black Redstart of the year was seen below Benjamin’s Chair on the 25th. It was low down on the slope but the red tail was easily visible. Pied Wagtails were recorded on five days with a maximum of two on the 25th. Meadow Pipit migration started slow on the 23rd with 11 recorded but soon increased with 52 and 66 recorded on the 26th and 27th respectively. The numbers of Skylark and Linnets migrating were also up on these dates. A maximum of 23 Skylarks and 26 Linnets were seen or heard flying over on the 26th.Singles of Goldfinch were also recorded on the 26th and 27th.
Non-avian news included a Peacock butterfly on the 25th and a Red Admiral on the 27th.