Saturday, 15 June 2019

Changeover day, every Saturday new guests arrive which means that the Observatory staff and volunteers have to clean the lodge in time for their arrival. 

After the cleaning, a walk up to Nant yielded a couple of Spotted Flycatchers and a male Cuckoo around the plantation, the latter was being mobbed by Meadow Pipits

Also around were a few more juvenile Wheatears, Stonechats and Linnets. One wheatear nest appears to have moved onto its second brood and now has two pale blue eggs just about visible in between rocks on one of the walls.
Juvenile Stronechat

Today was the last day for BBFO volunteer Ed Betteridge, hopefully he will return to the island soon. His enthusiasm is going to be missed, along with his birding skills, finding a Golden Oriole on his first full day and a Greenish Warbler not long after. 

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