Friday, 10 August 2012

Another glorious day saw a few more migrants on the island, although nothing particularly scarce. A Garden Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher were amongst a scattering of 104 Willow Warblers, whilst 13 Swifts and five Sand Martins flew overhead. Raptors seen during the day included a Sparrowhawk, two Kestrels and a Buzzard; two Common Terns and a Sandwich Tern flew past at sea.

 Some Willow Warblers arrived in places such as Cafn, and were perched on the lobster pots and boats
 There are still many young Swallows begging for food on fence lines around the island
The highlights of the night's catch moth-wise were two Annulets (top) on the mountain top, and a Chinese Character (lower) at Cristin- the latter bears a striking resemblance to bird droppings

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