Wednesday, 8 July 2009

With a good breeze blowing in the morning, a hopeful session in the seawatching hide seemed like a good idea. A couple of Sandwich Terns were the most notable seabirds seen, but an unexpected adult Eurasian Hobby flying south at sea more than made up for the lack of other species. A Common Greenshank flying around over the Narrows was another surprising sighting, and an addition to the island year list. Another good record was an Arctic Skua in the Bardsey Sound, seen from the boat bringing visitors across to the island. Three Common Redshanks and 28 Eurasian Curlews roosted around the coast.

A good year for moths is of benefit to more than just the island's lepidopterists.

Meadow pipit (c) Ben Porter


  1. Rich E, it is good to hear what is going on on the island from the far distant mainland. Ben's Picture is great.

  2. Pleased to hear than Ben is still clicking away, giving the Wardens some competition :-))
    I managed a White Admiral this morning (rare in Staffs.) I hope you will show us a Grayling. Are they flying yet?