Wednesday 21 May 2014

21st May 2014

Weather: SE 2, 1/8 cloud, v good vis

Never a dull moment!

A beautiful sunny day dawned on the island and the usual high anticipation amongst those present soon gave way to a relaxed acceptance that today was not going to be busy bird-wise.

However, as is often the case at this time of year the breeding birds suddenly become more evident with juvenile recently fledged Robin and Dunnocks caught (see below).

A couple of Meadow Pipit nests were also discovered with one being easily accessible we'll be providing the data to the BTO Nest Record Scheme.

Just when we thought there were no migrants a Chiffchaff appeared in the Obs garden before later being caught in the Heli.

Never a dull moment on the island - late in the day an Obs member had to give a lift to a member of the public who had slipped on the rocks and broken her toes and later still we briefly assisted the Police in a search for a missing person (unsuccessfully), we hope they have been  found since. 

The day ended with a lovely sunset.

Ringing: Robin, Dunnock, Chiffchaff

(DB, CJ, PSW et al) [570-33]

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