Tuesday 4 August 2015

4th August 2015

Weather: SW force 5/6
Only one Willow Warbler present this morning in a brisk south westerly, if the conditions are right then a fall is possible at this time in August. A male and female Pied Wagtail were on the island together with the now well studied Rock Pipits. Two Kestrels, one of each sex improved on the single seen recently and Whimbrels continue to find the shore to their liking with 10 counted today, other waders were scarce at the low tide except for 2,500 Dunlin, although 15 Ringed Plover were noted. Five Common Seals recognised on the tip of the west hoyle bank lend support to the theory of attempted breeding this year, (see 30th July). Later on the sea 6 Manx Shearwaters and 2 Little Gulls were noted.

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