Bird News 2022

LATEST NEWS

  • Sun 5th June -1 Wheatear.
  • Mon 6th June- 1 Blackcap,1 Spotted Flycatcher,1 Robin and 1 Wheatear.
  • Tues 7th June -1 Spotted Flycatcher , 1 Wheatear.
  • Wed 8th June – 1 Blackcap ( Ringed ) ,4 Spotted Flycatchers,1 Redwing,1 Wheatear 1 Willow Warbler ( Ringed ) 1 Icterine Warbler ( Ringed ).
  • Thu 9th June – 1 Sedge Warble ( Ringed ),1 Whitethroat , 1 Bluethroat , 1 Garden Warbler, 1 female Red Backed Shrike ,1 Spotted Flycatcher,1 Swift, ,1 Starling ( Ringed ).
  • Fri 10th June – 1 Wheatear, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Headed Gull,1 Red Backed Shrike,1 Spotted Flycatcher.
  • Sat 11th June- 3 No Starlings 

Saturday 21st May

All very quiet until a Ring-necked Parakeet flew in from the north and landed near the Low Light. The first record for the island

Monday 16th May

A female Bluethroat was the highlight while two Cuckoo included a hepatic (brown) female. Good numbers of common migrants when the rain cleared with 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Blackcap, 5 Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 2 chiffchaff, 8 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 1 Rook, 2 Redstart, 1 Whinchat.

Sunday 15th May

Two Spotted Flycatcher were the year’s first. Also 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Saturday 14th May

A Honey Buzzard low over the south of the isle was very welcome. At least 6 Whitethroat were noted.

Friday 13th May:

Swallow 6, House Martin 2, Willow Warbler 4 inc 2 ringed, Wheatear 12, Siskin 2

Thursday 12th May:

Swift 1, Sandwich Tern 1, Swallow 20, House Martin 6, Willow Warbler 6, Sedge Warbler 2, Willow Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Pied Wagtail 1

11th May

Two Bar-tailed Godwit over were a notable record. 5 swift, 6 House Martin but less passerines with only two Willow Warbler and single Blackcap & Sedge Warbler.

10th May

First Pied Flycatcher of the year. Also 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Skylark.

9th May

Single Collared Dove and Lesser Whitethroat were the first of the year. Also Tree Pipit.

7th May

Hooded Crow 1, Short-eared Owl 1, Whimbrel 1, Blackcap 1, Whitethroat 3, Redstart 3, Robin 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Skylark 1,

6th May

Cuckoo 1, Whinchat 2,

2nd May 2022

Dunlin 1, Curlew 1, Whimbrel 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Willow Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 1.

April 2022

Generally quiet month with the highlights a Hawfinch and the earliest record of Whitethroat on 13th. Two records of Black Redstart and a single Redstart amongst very small numbers of common migrants.

10th February 2022

Woodpigeon 3, Curlew 35, Whimbrel 1, Kittiwake 1, Grey Heron 1, Kestrel 1, Carrion Crow 2, Blackbird 1, Robin 1, Rock Pipit 12.

9th February 2022

Teal 2, Woodpigeon 3, Curlew 30, Whimbrel 1, Turnstone 20, Purple Sandpiper 10, Redshank 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Short-eared Owl 3, Carrion Crow 2, Skylark 2, Blackbird 1, Robin 1, Rock Pipit 20.

8th February 2022

Teal 1, Woodpigeon 2, Whimbrel 1, Purple Sandpiper 2, Redshank 1, Kittiwake 1, GBB Gull 190, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Common Gull 2, Razorbill 8, Cormorant 50, Red-throated Diver 1, Grey Heron 1, Kestrel 1, Peregrine 1, Short-eared Owl 2, Carrion Crow 3, Wren 1, Robin 1, Meadow Pipit 2.

7th February 2022

Teal 1, Wigeon 2, Woodpigeon 4, Whimbrel 1, Turnstone 8, Purple Sandpiper 14, Redshank 2, Kittiwake 3, GBB Gull 113, Herring Gull 2000, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 1, Peregrine 2, Carrion Crow 2, Raven 2, Skylark 1, Wren 1, Blackbird 1, Robin 2, Rock Pipit 20.

8-9th January 2022

Passerines were scarce with only a handful of Blackbird, Robin, Wren and Rock Pipit. However raptors well represented with 2 Merlin and single Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard. At least 4 Short-eared Owls wintering as was a Whimbrel for the third consecutive winter. Offshore were unseasonal Puffin and Black Guillemot.