Sunday, 24 May 2015
A day that started with very promising conditions- low cloud cover, mist and low winds- proved disappointingly quiet. It nevertheless turned into a very pleasant day, with a handful of sightings to mention. Singles of Sanderling, Ringed Plover, Whimbrel and Curlew were recorded around The Narrows, whilst another good count of three Cuckoos inland included a singing male, which was also interacting with a passing female. A single Swifts, 155 Swallows and 31 House Martins passed north over the island, whilst a Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 10 Sedge Warblers, six Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, 12 Chiffchaffs and 10 Spotted Flycatchers were other passerines of note.
the first Buff Tip of the year was attracted to the moth trap at Nant
Images by www.benporterwildlife.co.uk