Monday, 23 June 2014

Fewer updates for a while.....

It has got to that time of year and staff and volunteers are beginning to take their summer holidays before the start of just a few weeks!! As a result of this Ben (our usual writer of the blog) is off to Scotland for a while and his usual mix of writing and great pictures will resume from early July.

Today, Monday 23rd July, is a glorious morning and we have been blessed with some fantastic weather over the past few days. As the nights are now drawing in and we head towards autumn (sorry!), very few new migrants are being seen.

Our attentions have been turned to the island's breeding birds, a brief summary will follow in the next few days.

but for now a few shots of some of the breeding birds from the past few days.

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This Dot Moth was new for the island.
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  A few Garden Tigers have appeared in the moth traps
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Seven Storm Petrels were trapped and ringed on 19th
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Ho awards for this one...except the blue blur with a dark tip is a Black-tailed Skimmer, a new species of Odonata (dragonfly) for the island. There have also been several Emperor Dragonflies recorded, of which there had only been 8 previous records before this season.

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