Saturday, 28 May 2016

28th May 2016

Weather: SE 2-3, 6/8 cloud, moderate vis

It felt great today but as is often the case at this time of year it was very quiet on the islands other than the breeding species.  The first fledged Meadow Pipits were noted today and the Rock Pipits, Linnets and Pied Wagtails were all noted carrying food.  A new pair of Linnet were also caught and ringed.

The obligatory late spring appearance of, presumably, the local geese population occurred today with 12 Canada Geese and 10 Greylags heard calling then seen alighting on the east hoyle sandbank.

With it being quiet the opportunity was taken to carry out some minor repairs on one of the heligoland traps.

Despite it being quiet our coverage continues to be excellent and we hope to continue this well into June.  Spring is not over quite yet!


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