Friday, 30 July 2010

30th July 2010

A touch of south in the westerly for the first time this week, did little to encourage migrants to the island, and although there were 2 Willow Warblers present, one was a bird ringed on the 20th July but the other dropped in during a patch of light drizzle mid-morning.

A Manx Shearwater passed east at the north end early in the day, but no Gannets were found and almost all the terns were of the Sandwich variety with just a few Common Terns. An Arctic Skua was seen very distantly on the west hoyle bank, occasionally lifting off when terns were in the vicinity (left).

The first Swallow seen since Sunday was over the south end, and later 3 others flew west across Middle.
As the morning progressed butterflies became active including 2 Peacocks (above) and numerous Graylings (right).
Ringed:- 1 Willow Warbler
(DB,CJ) [337] photos CJ

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