Monday 27 May 2013

27th May 2013

Weather: SSW 5, 2/8 and sunny first thing, 8/8 and light rain by lunchtime.

With the wind switching to the south hopes of a few migrants were dashed on the early round when nothing new was noted, although a few Swallows passed over.

A flock of eleven Greylag Geese flew over the South End calling and landed on the tide edge (see below). 

As the dark rain clouds approached a couple of Willow Warblers dropped in (with one caught) and a Whitethroat was found in the Newton trap.

An unseasonal Jackdaw flew over the island calling mid morning and a few Swifts (10) moved through. This sea watching was a little disappointing with single Gannet, a distant skua spp and a Razorbill the highlights.

Eight Little Egrets were seen together South of Middle on the ebbing tide and later a count of 13 was made including birds from Little Eye to 'Egret flash' below the Obs.

(CJW(f), CLW, FPW, GIW, SRW & TGW (from over)+4, JE, CJ+1, PSW) (Photos by SRW) [488-29]

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