28th July

As the year continues its pledge to be the windiest on record, the clear skies and dazzling sun brought a welcome warmth to what would otherwise have been a cool and biting breeze. The sea was disappointingly quiet but a sprinkling of new migrants added a splash of excitement to the days proceedings. The nets provided singles of Garden and Sedge Warbler as well as the now regular smattering of Willow Warblers. Away from the nets the Long-eared Owl was sighted once again coming out of its roost sight, as well as a pair of returning Wheatears. Highlights on the sea were limited to a single Balearic Shearwater, four Manx Shearwaters and just six Common Scoters.