I had an email from Chris who was on Tory over the weekend....
'Here is my list for 30th and 31st May. Sightings relate to 30th unless noted.
Mute Swan pairs in both east and west
Whooper Swan 2 on west lake
Tufted Duck 2 on west lake
Pheasant 1 calling in east
Corncrake 2s in east probably 4/5 in west
Buzzard 1 pale phase bird on 31st
Sanderling 2 on beach 30th
Dunlin c.40 on beach
Black-tailed Godwit 1 in west both days
Whimbrel 1 on beach 31st
Turnstone c.25 on beach
Black-headed Gull 5/6 on north lake in west, 3 appeared to be sitting on nests.
Lesser Black Back
Great Black Back
Sandwich Tern 1 offshore
Collared Dove 2 in Anton's far garden on 30th, 1 west town on 31st
Pied Wagtail also 1 White Wagtail by Grace's
Sedge Warbler 1 behind west town
Chiffchaff 1 ( singing on 31st)
Reed Bunting 1 on 31st
On return crossing c. 65 Manx Shearwaters and 2 Basking Sharks'
Black-headed Gull would appear to be a new breeding species for the island. There heve been a few birds present most summers over the last couple of years.