Monday, 5 June 2017

Today's highlights really could be written on the back of a postage stamp! With rain throughout the day and strong winds, coverage was very limited. Some brief seawatching revealed 845 Manx Shearwaters from a total of 70 minutes watching, with two Puffins off the North End the only other birds of note. A single Blackcap sang in Cristin garden, singles of Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler bravely sticking their heads above the parapet in the Wetlands and a Spotted Flycatcher at the Plantation were highlights on the passerine front. A Map-winged Swift was taking shelter in the Common Room, the only insect logged all day! It was a day enlivened for obs staff and guests alike by a fine curry night, to make up for the despondent weather conditions.
Photos from better days! Top left- Peach Blossom caught at Ty Nesaf, Top Right- Blue-tailed Damselfly on Pwll Cain, Bottom Left- Azure Damselfly on Pwll Cain, Bottom Right- White-speck caught at Ty Nesaf. All photos Mark Carter/Sian Stacey. 

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