Thursday, 22 August 2019

22nd August 2019

Weather:  SW shifting W 4, moderate vis
A Black tern was identified sitting in the roost among the 650 terns opposite the obs in the evening.

Also in the evening 22 Swallows drifted across the east hoyle to roost somewhere on the east cliffs of the island.
The regularly appearing Magpie was present earlier but no other significant land birds, although the sea produced 13 Arctic Skuas, 4 Gannets, 3 Kittiwakes, 5 Guillemots and 12 Common Scoter.
 below: Sandwich Tern,Oystercatcher and Turnstones.

 There was evidence of Fox. A few butterflies included 4 Common Blues.
photos AS

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