Monday 21 June 2021

21st June 2021

 Weather:  E force 1, later in the afternoon ENE 2   mostly cloudy

Two Peregrines were on the sand towards Red Rocks, while the Kestrel was still on the island today. Both juvenile Blackbirds were seen, and the Whitethroat was still about the paddocks, although as elusive as ever to the attention of any cameras. 

 Two visiting Goldfinches dropped briefly into the gardens.

There has been very few waders present as expected at this time, but 2 Redshank called and flew up the west side today and there were 4 Curlew noted, more returning waders are likely to be here very soon. Two Gannets and 18 Sandwich Terns were the only sea birds. Five Little Egrets showed and a Grey Heron roosted on Middle, while just the female Eider was noted. Four Shelduck have been here recently, in addition today 6 and then 10 flew west early on. Five Rock Pipits were recorded today and of course the pair of Pied Wagtails are still here.

  Among the flowers out this morning was Sheep's-bit Scabious.

photos AS

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