Friday, 20 May 2011

20th May 2011

With winds continuing from the west migrant birds are still at a premium, the only warblers on the island were a Willow Warbler (above right) and a Whitethroat (above left) both seen in the obs garden. Juveniles born on the island and present today were a Dunnock, a Robin and a Blackbird. About 10 Swallows went through, also a Swift just before the heavy rain came in the afternoon. Little else to report other than 2 Goldfinches visiting, 6 Whimbrel still on the shore and 2 Sandwich Terns feeding in the gutter to the east of the islands after the tide. A male Pied Wagtail was ringed which seems to be from a breeding pair (below left, that is white paint not snow !).

A Lions Mane jellyfish (above right) was between the islands this morning after the night tide. Ringed:- 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin (juvenile) (BSB,DB+ESCA,CJ,KMC,CJW et al) [598-37] photos CJ

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