18th June 2018

A Hobby went south at the Gap yesterday, while the Dams held a single Wigeon, five Teal, a Redshank and two Lapwings among the usuals on 16th. An impressive southbound movement of Swifts took place in classic conditions (a south-westerly storm front at this time of year) with 1,352 between 0600 and 0800hrs over Top Scrub, with a single Whimbrel also over. A European Storm-petrel was trapped and ringed on the team’s first attempt this season on the night of 15th, while on the sea, 34 Manxies and six Eiders were logged on the same day.