Monday, 15 August 2016

15th August 2016

Weather: SE force 2 ,sunny and warm
The breeze backing to the south east this morning brought a trickle of migrants to the islands, including 6 Willow Warblers, a Whitethroat and a Wheatear. About 40 passing Swallows and a House Martin joined the local breeding birds and their recently fledged offspring to feed over the highest part of the island. The 2 Robins that were ringed were undoubtably also migrants as none had been seen here for some weeks now. Other records today were 3 Pied Wagtails, a White Wagtail, a Goldfinch and a Rock Pipit. Six Gannets were the only significant sightings on the sea.
young Swallow (CJ)
Wheatear (CJ)
Magpie moth (CJW)
Lepidoptera this morning included 3 Red Admirals, 6 Small Whites, 2 Silver Y moths and a Magpie moth.
Ringed: 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Robins, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Linnet,1 Dunnock    [ 328-27 ]

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