A Whitethroat was in the hedges, as was a Willow Warbler and a Sedge Warbler, but most of the activity was on the water with at least six Little Grebe families, nine of Moorhen and 11 of Coot.
A few Swallows were overhead, as was a calling Buzzard, and there were a couple of Emperor Dragonflies along with some Small Red-eyed Damselflies. (SR)
This afternoon a male Bullfinch was seen along the canal, which was busy with Emperor dragonflies ovipositing, and a swimming Water Vole was also seen.
Sadly six dead birds were seen floating, including an adult Mute Swan and possibly a cygnet too. A report is being filed with DEFRA. (AW)
(1700-1830hrs) (S, F5)
Manx Shearwater - 1W
Fulmar - 1E
Gannet - 135E, 7W
Turnstone - 2E
Arctic Skua - 2E (1 d/p, 1l/p)
Kittiwake - 4W
Sandwich Tern - 26os
Common Tern - 3W
Swift - 109os
Sand Martin - 50os
North Wall: We flushed a Grasshopper Warbler from along the path along the wall this afternoon, which shot down into the undergrowth in the rocks below the wall, and there was also a Wheatear there.
Eight Greenshank and a single Spotted Redshank were roosting in the harbour, along with a lone adult Yellow -legged Gull and eight Whimbrel, whilst c10 Cattle Egrets were in the fields and harbour at the west end of the wall. Also, over the Breech Pool there were two juvenile Marsh Harriers and two Common Buzzards. (BFF/DM/DIS)