Saturday, 25 July 2015

A bright, sunny day with not a cloud in the sky saw calm conditions for the weekly changeover to take place. Warm temperatures also added to an altogether more summer-like feel. The storm clouds did, however, begin moving in towards the end of the day.

Another good selection of migrant birdlife was recorded on the island, as the autumn season really gets underway. In terms of passerines, a Skylark was seen at the North End, two Sand Martins passed through and mingled with some 38 Swallows, and eight Sedge Warblers and two Willow Warblers included at least a few migrants of the former. Four Sandwich Terns, two Black-headed Gulls and a Common Gull flew south out to sea, whilst Whimbrel, Curlews, two Redshanks and one Common Sandpiper were seen around the Narrows. Singles of Kestrel and Buzzard were also noted.

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