26th July

A clear day left much to be desired in both the nets and on the sea. A continuation of the trickle of Willow Warblers saw another 20 around the Obs area, accompanied by a pair of Sedge Warblers and two Yellow Wagtails. The sea provided little of note with just 29 Manx Shearwaters, 13 Balearic Shearwaters and singles of Bonxie and Whimbrel. On the non-migratory front, it was excellent to see a flock of 15 Greenfinches feeding in the Crown Fields, a good breeding year is excellent news for this declining species.