Tuesday 15 June 2021

15th June 2021

 Weather: SW force 1, SE 3 by noon, sunny

The breeding birds were busy around the islands, the Swallows are still both on eggs and the Pied Wagtails were busy getting food for their brood.

Young Linnets have been about for a while now, but it was pleasing to ring a juvenile Meadow Pipit this morning.

The pair of Eider were still loafing on the rocks.

Over 200 Grey Seals were counted on the west hoyle, not so many as would be expected at this time a few years ago.

Five Little Egrets were in the gutter (one had left before the picture was taken). 

The Whitethroat was still present, as were 4 Rock Pipits. Quite a few butterflies and moths flew today in the sunshine, also Common Darter and this rarer Broad-bodied Chaser on the trap wiring.

 Ringed: 4 Linnets, 1 Meadow Pipit

Photos JE

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