Around the coasts of the island and in the bays were decent numbers of birds including a total of 79 Shags, five Cormorants, one Whimbrel, seven Curlew, three Dunlins, 15 Turnstones and a single Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover and Grey Heron. Greater-black Backed Gull numbers peaked at 35 individuals, a high count and perhaps the start of a movement of this species to accompany the passage of other gulls through the island in recent days.
|A docile Green-veined White amongst the crops in the north west fields during the colder early morning hours|
|More Willow Warblers trapped, over 50 now within the past two days|
|Then this happened and put a stop to it all...as they would say at Headingley, Rain Stopped Play|