Monday 23 May 2022

23rd May 2022

 Weather: WNW force 3

A brief mid-morning visit found just 3 Greenland Wheatears present as true migrants through the island. Among the breeding birds a Song Thrush was feeding again making us supect a second brood, while there were 3 female Pied Wagtails were at the north end and 2 juvenile Meadow Pipits in a count of 14 seen. An unringed Rock Pipit was found with 7 others recorded today. On the sea 28 Common and 6 Sandwich Terns fed, and on the shore 12 Ringed Plover and 4 Turnstone did likewise. Two Grey Herons were vastly outnumbered by a count of 12 Little Egrets. Butterfly sightings included 4 Green-veined Whites, and moths 4 Cinnabar and 2 Marbled Coronets.

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