Saturday 5 June 2021

5th June 2021

Weather:  SW 2 then NNE 3

 There seems to be more Shelduck in the area now, over 90 were recorded today, the largest group being 48. Despite the light winds 6 Gannets and 16 Scoters were seen from the island, also a couple of Great Crested Grebe spending mid-summer in Liverpool Bay and 22 Sandwich and 9 Common Terns also found food in the sea.. There have been no large movements of Swallows through this spring, but late arriving Swifts have passed in small numbers, 2 today. The regular Whitethroat and 2 Eiders are still here. Both Kestrel and Peregrine are finding food in the area. A Whimbrel was on the shore with 168 Dunlin and a Grey Plover and a Common Seal on the Salisbury bank, well apart from the Grey Seals.

 Another good haul in the moth trap included Buff Tip and Angle Shades.

A Ladybird is just one of many insects now enjoying the grass on the island.

and the run of evening sunsets continue....

photos CJW

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