Overhead just seven Swallows and a single House Martin moved through, while two Puffins were offshore on the East Side. A nice selection of waders on Solfach included a Ringed Plover, three Purple Sandpipers, a Whimbrel and 16 Turnstone, with 103 Oystercatchers across the island.
The seabird colony is starting to spring into life now. At least 19 Shags were on nests, with one nest containing two very young chicks! Three Raven chicks were also in a nest, while Fulmars and Kittiwakes are returning to their ledges, and Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls are starting to build nests.
|two reptilian baby Shags in the nest (photo by Liam Curson)|
The first Small White of the year was the insect highlight, with a single Peacock also on the wing. Just one moth, a Red Chestnut, made it into the trap overnight.