Tuesday, 23 June 2015

23rd June 2015

Weather: NW force 1/2, warm sun later
A straying Lesser Redpoll called over middle early in the day, but no other new
Swallow (KMc)
small birds made it to the island. The only waders found this morning were a couple of hundred Oystercatchers, 2 Redshanks and groups of 8 and 3 Curlews, not even a single small wader was around the islands at low tide. Seven Shelduck flew west, about 30 Sandwich Terns and 5 Common Terns were seen mostly out towards the uncovered west hoyle bank and there was at least 3 Little Egrets to be seen. Highlight for the observers occurred mid-morning when one of the island nesting Swallows (a male) flew into the obs building and was duly ringed before being released. Grey Seals were hauled out in good numbers (220) at low tide.
Yellow-tail moth caterpillar (CJ)
Ringed: 2 Linnets, 1 Swallow, 1 Dunnock    [ 341-34 ]

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