Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The thick fog cleared late in the morning, and the temperatures actually climbed a couple of degrees during the afternoon. A few migrants had arrived during the night and in the day, with totals amounting to: ninety six Swallows, two House Martins, twelve Wheatears, a Song Thrush, thirteen Sedge Warblers, ten Whitethroats, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff, four Willow Warblers and nineteen Spotted Flycatchers. A smart summer plumaged Sanderling was in Solfach in the morning; other waders seen included: five Ring Plovers, nine Dunlins, nineteen Whimbrels and two Curlews

A few Gannets fed off the west coast. (c) Ben Porter
Lackey, Buff Tip, Northern Eggar, Magpie, Drinker and Yellowtail (above) moth caterpillars are all visible in the island's gardens and withies at the moment. (c) Ben Porter

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