Thursday, 15 June 2017

Another interesting midsummer's day, with a few new arrivals noted. On the sea an Arctic Skua North in the morning was an obvious highlight, while 138 Manx Shearwaters were logged. In the early hours, a single Storm Petrel was tape-lured and ringed on Pen Cristin.

The first returning Lapwing was another sign of autumn, while a Cuckoo was the most notable land migrant of the day. Given the attention it was receiving from Meadow Pipits, what odds that it laid an egg and we'll see another juvenile fledge in late summer? Also of interest was a single Spotted Flycatcher at the Plantation, while 43 Swallows included a few birds moving south through the island, alongside six House Martins.

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