Weather: SE force 1/2, variable during the day, warm sunshine
At last a fine day for late spring/early summer, too late for any real hope of many migrants but welcome nevertheless. Highlight of the day for many was the sight of 5 or so Harbour Porpoises bounding through the waves as they progressed out of the Dee after high tide. The Porpoises can be seen in a short video of the day (Dave Bowman):
|Turnstones (Dave Bowman)|
Terns were much in evidence with both Common and Sandwich terns feeding close to the island, unusually the former outnumbering the latter, and a single Little tern seen distantly. There are still 200 Sanderlings (right,AEH), most of which are in summer plumage, also a couple of late Whimbrel and many Dunlin and Ringed Plover hanging about.
|Wasp Beetle, Clytus arietis, (Dave Bowman)|
Some insects seemed to enjoy the better weather, a Four-spotted Chaser was in the main pond, several Peacock and Green-veined White butterflies flew.
Ringed: 1 Linnet [ 328-33 ]
(AEH,CJ,KMc,AO, plus Dave Bowman and Dave Steel)