Friday, 7 July 2017

7th July 2017

Weather: W force 3 vis 25 mls cloudy
An adult Mediterranean Gull was on the beach between the marine lake and Little Eye, 3 Gannet were in the Swash as the tide came in, singles of both Little Egret and Grey Heron were in the gutter below the obs.
Many juvenile birds were in evidence today with 2 young Sandwich Terns noted amongst the small roost opposite the obs, a juv Wren in the obs garden, at least 4 young Meadow Pipits, a single juv Pied Wagtail and a family party of Linnets with the young practicing their flying skills.
Pied Wagtail
At about 1330 the first Chiffchaff of Autumn came down in the obs garden, soon to be followed by a female Blackcap and a Whitethroat making a trio of autumn firsts, a strange mini fall !
A fox was seen in the top paddock and it has been reported that there are cubs on the island.
photos  AS

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