Thursday, 25 June 2015

A variable day with thick mist at times with the odd burst of bright sunshine. Up to 900 Manx Shearwaters rafted around the coast with 13 Gannets and 23 Common Scoters spied amongst them. A party of four Mediterranean Gulls loitered in Solfach briefly in the afternoon before heading off south. Elsewhere three Starlings continued their stay and four Grey Herons were recorded along the coastline.

A Peach Blossom caught overnight in the moth trap was a welcome surprise, a scarce (but increasing) moth for the island.

It was much of the same today with 18 Gannets and six Common Scoters recorded at sea. The Narrows held one Grey Heron, one Curlew, and one Redshank, with one Collared Dove, one Swift, and three Starlings present elsewhere.

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