Monday, 30 May 2016

30th May 2016

Weather: NW 1-2, backing NNE 0-1, 1/8 cloud; 'wall to wall sunshine'

A beautiful day weather-wise proved to be a busy bank holiday for island visitors but very quiet on the bird front.

Early morning a Woodpigeon was found feeding on the 'A1' but departed by mid morning.  A few more fledgling Meadow Pipits were noted along with a fledgling Rock Pipit.

A gathering of Sandwich Terns on the late afternoon tide saw 42 counted but few Common Terns were seen today.

Waders are still appearing and 2 Whimbrel were seen as the tide turned and a flock of 29 Bar-tailed Godwit roosted over the tide on rocks west of Middle.

The male Common Blue butterfly was noted in the Heli paddock again today and a brief dragonfly flew through the Obs garden but was too quick to be positively identified.  Meanwhile a Yellow-tail Moth caterpillar was identified by one of our moth gurus.

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