Tuesday 28 May 2013

28th May 2013

Weather: SE 4, cloud 8/8 drizzle early, wind dropping before rain came back in as the tide flooded.

The wind had turned to the South East overnight but it was still strong at dawn and more rain passed through at first light. However, the first bird heard (and seen) was a Yellow Wagtail which landed briefly opposite the Obs (see below).

Common Terns were calling and passing over the island during the morning whilst others fed offshore along with a few Sandwich Terns.

A couple of Willow Warblers were caught and ringed along with a new Linnet and a Whitethroat appeared in the Obs garden mist net late morning.  A few Swifts passed through before the rain came back in at lunchtime.

Good numbers of Ringed Plovers and Dunlin continue to grace them island at high tide.

(CJW(f), CLW, FPW, GIW, SRW, TGW (from over), BSB, CJ) Photos by SRW and TGW (Ringed Plovers and Dunlin from 25th) [492-29]


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