Friday 13 July 2018

13th July 2018

Weather: E force 3, later S force 2
The cliff nesting Swallows have fledged successfully, could be 4 or 5 in the brood, and are now being fed on the island. The now empty nest is pictured below.
Six Shelduck were on the log and another found dead on the west side, possibly having no conection with fresh evidence of the fox on the island. Six Whimbrel were about and over 1,500 Oystercatcher counted, also 231 Dunlin and 5 Turnstone. Eight Swift flew over and in the afternoon an unseasonal Sparrowhawk cruised past the obs.

The regular Eider is still with us and a Harbour Porpoise was seen today'
Another great moth recording session took place overnight.
photo JE

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