Saturday, 22 June 2019

Saturday is changeover day, meaning that old guests leave and new ones arrive. It also means that the Observatory staff spend the morning thoroughly cleaning the accommodation to make sure the incoming guests will be happy with what they arrive to. 

The drawbacks do mean that getting out and about is not really possible until later in the day, but a walk up to Nant and around North End and down West Coast yielded a Grey Heron, five Whimbrel, one Curlew, 37 Swifts, six House Martins, ten Rock Pipits, one Blackcap, one Whitethroat, as well as juvenile Stonechats and Wheatears
A juvenile Wheatear, note the mottled back 
We said goodbye to Josie Hewitt today, she has been volunteering for the past two weeks and has been very helpful ringing seabirds and entering data too! No doubt she will be coming back to Bardsey at some point, but for the time being she is going slightly further afield.

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