Sunday, 16 June 2019

Yet another windy day with the south-westerlies sweeping across the island. However, still not much rain except for the early evening. 

The Observatory team got round to repairing the portable Heligoland trap this afternoon, which is going to be used to catch species that feed down on the beach, such as: Pied Wagtails, Rock Pipits and waders. The small poles needed replacing, along with the large poles at the entrance. It hasn't been used yet, but hopefully within the week it will have been taken for a test run...
The Heligoland trap in all its glory. Birds feed at the entrance and are funnelled through to the catching box at the end by a group of ringers
Birds around today include: three Whimbrels, one Peregrine, five Shelduck, one immature Grey Heron and one Collared Dove.

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