31st May 2024

There were blustery northerly winds throughout, albeit they were at their strongest early on when accompanied by driving rain; temperatures reached 13 degrees C. Seawatching was rewarded with the year’s first Arctic Skua and a Blue Fulmar flying north, along with single Teal and Knot, 35 Common Scoters, 46 Manx Shearwaters and 334 Puffins heading in the same direction. On the passerine front, a female Red-backed Shrike at South Landing had presumably arrived on the same airstream as yesterday’s Nightjar.

Red-backed Shrike, South Landing, by June & Malcolm Fox