Friday, 23 June 2017

23rd June 2017

Weather:  West 3 increasing later vis 5mls with light rain early on.


With so few birds on the islands today, a sea watch was in order and produced a couple of Great Crested Grebe and 2 Guillemot. Most of the 18 Gannet were feeding out by the wind farms but a couple ventured nearer to the North End, five Manx Shearwater were seen entering the mouth of the estuary and a group of 18 Common Scoter  went West.

As the tide ebbed 7 Little Terns were noted. Also seen off the North End were 5 Swifts.

A family group of Wrens were around the Heli trap area, two adults and two juveniles were seen but from the noise it is guessed that more juveniles were present.

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

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