An adult female Blackbird was caught and ringed in the Old Obs garden - one of the small breeding bird population of this species on the island.
Invertebrates continue to be evident and included a different Wall butterfly (this one not having a notch out of its left wing) was found and a Brimstone moth was a nice sighting.
The first Spotted Flycatcher of the year was found in the Old Obs garden briefly mid morning before promptly disappearing. Despite a thorough search of the island it could not be found, however, as is often the case with these smart flycatchers it appeared in the SK trap just after midday.
Ringing: Blackbird (ad fem), Sedge Warbler, Linnet (2), Spotted Flycatcher
(ESCA & DB (from over), SRR, PSW, SRW) [552-32] Photos SRW