Sunday, 15 May 2016

15th May 2016

Weather: WNW 4, 8/8 cloud, clearing later to be sunny but still cool

It felt more like March than mid-May today.  In keeping with the March feel, a pair of Jackdaws visited for a matter of seconds and two immature male Eiders were mobile around the tide edge.

Friday's Chiffchaff was still present, otherwise the only migrants were four Swallows moving north.  Five Gannets and four Guillemots flew by at high tide.

An interesting gull call turned out to be from a pair of Herring Gulls mating on the sand on the east side of the island.

The moth trap produced only two marbled coronets and a rustic shoulder-knot. 

The large numbers of Herring Gulls present yesterday morning on the island have been loafing on the sea the last couple of days. Maybe there have been some shoals of small fish.

The end of another weekend at the Obs. Last night's sunset with Trefoil and Thrift in foreground.

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