Tuesday, 30 May 2017

30th May 2017

Weather: WSW 1, 8/8 cloud, rain during morning, clearing later 

A quiet day bird-wise on the island with very little around the gardens and trapping areas apart from the breeding birds.

The pair of Mallard were back in the gutter this afternoon and three pairs of Shelduck were around the islands.

There was very little on the sea apart from a few Sandwich and Common Terns.

Waders were still in evidence though with 315 Dunlin, 123 Sanderling and 57 Ringed Plover noted in roosts on the west side.

Large gull congregations were noted particularly on Middle and Little Eye as the tide dropped including large arrival of Lesser Black-backeds.

The moth trap was good overnight with the list compiled by a budding young naturalist (LJW - 10yo).

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