After a beautiful day yesterday an unpleasant feel out and about this morning. A Willow Warbler and a Goldcrest braved the conditions and made landfall on the island overnight, and later in the morning a Spotted Flycatcher was sheltering in the 'heli' trap. This is the third this autumn so far and a much appreciated visitor.
A Grey Wagtail called as it passed, while the pair of 'local' Pied Wagtails were again seen. A visit to the north end found an Arctic Skua flying east over the sea, and a Guillemot close by observers.
Several Swallows and a Sand Martin were swooping low immediately over the slipway to find insects and a young Common Tern was on the rocks being fed by an attentive parent.
Ringed: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher [ 468-32 ]
photos CJ, SRW and TGW