Tuesday, 7 June 2016

A low-lying cloud of fog made for an atmospheric and cool start to the day. By mid-afternoon the sun had burnt it all off and the temperature rose dramatically. At least three Cuckoos were on the island today, perhaps a fourth, but the constant beration by the many breeding Meadow Pipits made them a touch too mobile to be sure. A single Golden Plover drifted over in the morning fog with its plaintive call eerily revealing its presence. Also new in were two Starlings flying north. The start of autumn passage?

Around the island four Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs, one Willow Warbler, and one Spotted Flycatcher were logged whilst the most numerous migrants present continue to be Diamond-back Moths with a minimum of 6545 counted today.
Male Blue-tailed Damselfly  
Female Blue-tailed Damselfly

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