May 7th

May 7th

Today produced relatively few birds compared to yesterdays rush of migrants. Perhaps the large numbers of birds we experienced were moving ahead of the prolonged rain we had overnight last night and into this morning, and most took the opportunity of the clear skies at dusk to move on again ahead of the coming storm. The 6 Shelduck were still present in Longis Bay today as were at least 5 Whimbrel and a single Redshank (not a regular bird on Alderney) There were few migrants about but I did see a female Siskin in Barrackmasters Lane and Paul and Catherine Veron had a Tree Pipit in Mannez Quarry.

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