With the way things have been going recently it came somewhat as a surprise when only one new bird was trapped this morning, admittedly it was a rather half-hearted effort but there were just far fewer birds present in the crop this morning. A little bit of coverage on the land returned 4 Willow Warblers in Culverwell this afternoon, and singles of Cuckoo and Sedge Warbler at the bill. The sea was given quite a bit of attention throughout the morning and early afternoon, although quiet at first things did pick up and returned totals of 55 Common Scoter, 52 Manx Shearwater, 13 Black-headed Gull, 5 Dunlin, 5 Balearic Shearwater, and 2 each of Med Gull, Yellow-legged Gull and Sandwich Tern. A Kestrel was also seen to fly out to sea.
Sedge Warbler © Joe Stockwell