Saturday, 24 June 2017

Changeover day and seabird work meant very little on the migration front was seen today. However, a most unseasonal Grey Wagtail movement was logged, with three heading south during the day and one present on the South End in the afternoon. A Song Thrush residing in one of the gardens and a Common Buzzard soaring over the mountain were other species of note amongst a limited selection of birds. Several Shag juveniles were still young enough to ring on the East Side, with quite a few nests also containing eggs! Our Kittiwakes have started to hatch their first juveniles now as well.

Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) - © Elliot Montieth
Another Emperor Dragonfly was seen today, alongside two Graylings and a Silver Y. Eight Meadow Browns was the largest emergence of the year so far.

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