Friday, 9 June 2017

With today being a changeover day, little of note was seen as staff were busy, and visitors only arrived in the afternoon. New in were six Goldfinches and a Collared Dove, whilst a Chiffchaff in the Withies was potentially a migrant. A small southward passage of House Martins was evident during the morning, numbering 17. Meanwhile the only waders seen were three Whimbrels on the South End. With calmer conditions and limited time, seawatching produced little more than a trickle of Manx Shearwaters and Gannets, at a fraction of the numbers seen in recent days.

Our second second brood (if that makes any sense!) of Moorhens was found in the back garden today, another three very young chicks meaning there are now six tiny, bald-scalped little balls of fluff scampering around the Obs.

Three Red Admirals and a Large White were noted today, but little else was noted on a quiet day. However, the rare sunshine and calm conditions for most of the day were much appreciated! It sadly does not look like lasting for long.
A cracking sunrise over Cristin several mornings ago; the sort of thing you have time to appreciate when there isn't a deluge of migrants! 

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