Tuesday, 8 June 2010

8th June 2010

The second Cuckoo of the spring arrived this afternoon after none having been seen since 2003. The bird flew in from the south end over the obs garden and off towards the north end and then doubled back to the south (as a result of a member giving his impression of the call ?) but did not alight as the island Crows saw it off. It was last seen flying off high to the south east.
The earlier part of the day was wet but a good number of terns (170 Common and 35 Sandwich) and 30 Gannets stayed fairly close off the north end for some time.
Four Little Egrets were logged today with just a single Turnstone remaining and overhead just 2 Swallows and 5 Swifts.
The Pied Wagtails have at least 2 juveniles with them now around the island.

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