Friday, 1 June 2018

1st June 2018

Weather:  SSE light air, mist
Two Black-tailed Skimmer dragonflies were found flying about the area of the SK trap today, possibly only the second record for the island.
About 150 Silver Y moths flitted about the grassy areas and 3 Painted Lady butterflies landed on the thrift.

A female Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff and a Redpoll were late migrants for the spring, the first 2 were trapped for ringing. A Fulmar flew across the obs garden while prospecting the island, as one had also done a week ago. The 2 Eiders are still present and waders seen included 35 Sanderling and a single Whimbrel.
Ringed: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Linnet.   [ 397-28 ]
photos SRW

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