Monday, 24 August 2020

24th August 2020

Weather:  NW 1-2, 2/8 cloud, good vis

A stunning morning greeted observers on the island this morning with wall to wall sunshine for the majority of the day.

Things were much quieter on the sea and the light north west wind and clear blue skies did little to produce many grounded warblers with just a single Willow Warbler noted.

However, Wheatears were moving through with 8 birds counted today including 4 on Wheatear hill at any one time.  Unfortunately they were being kept away from the potter traps by the resident Rock Pipits with two birds (an adult and a young one) retrapped (from March and July respectively).

The moulting Yellowhammer was still present but still being fairly elusive.

A few waders were noted including 5 Whimbrel and terns were less noticeable but there was a large Sandwich Tern roost after the tide in the evening.

The juvenile Robin was still present.

Ringing:  retraps only Rock Pipit (2), Robin (1)

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