Saturday 9 July 2011

9th July 2011

On a lovely warm summer's day there were lots of butterflies including Red Admirals, Small Tortoiseshells, Small Whites, Green-veined Whites, Grayling and Meadow Brown and other insect life included many Cinnabar caterpillars (see below).

The island's colour has now progressed from the spring pink of Thrift to the summer sparkling blue of Rock Sea Lavender (see right).

Birding however was quite slow although a Common Sandpiper was present on the 'Whaleback' and a stunning adult Mediterranean Gull was seen and the Sandwich Terns continue to build up. Breeding birds were much in evidence including lots of juveniles of various species including Blackbird (see below).

(PSW) Photos by PSW

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