Saturday, 14 July 2012

The day started off well when a smart summer-plumaged Black-tailed Godwit was seen in the Oystercatcher flock on the Narrows. Shortly after a dark-phase adult Arctic Skua drifted eastwards over the South end, whilst singles of Dunlin, Sanderling and Common Sandpiper remained in Solfach. Inland, a juvenile Common Redstart had arrived and was found in the Observatory garden in the afternoon.

During the night, over 30 Manx Shearwaters were attracted to the Lighthouse, which were ringed and are now awaiting release once dusk falls. In the traps, despite the heavy downpours overnight, a Small Dotted Buff was trapped at Nant, which is the first record of this species for the island.

 Black-tailed Godwit
 Arctic Skua
 A Grey Heron flew over the Narrows in the morning
 Juvenile Pied Wagtail
Small Dotted Buff

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