Sunday, 11 August 2019

Changeover took place today instead of the usual Saturday, due to the gusty weather. We gladly welcomed the Golden Oldies, amongst them are some quite unforgettable characters that are always great company.

An interesting record for the day was a juvenile Arctic Tern seen at South End by Lewis. It was calling as it sat on the ground, before taking off and doing a quick circle.

Arctic Tern
After the bad weather it seemed as though the butterflies were making the most of the sun today, with many Painted Ladies, Common Blues, Large Whites, Peacocks, Red Admirals, Meadow Browns and Graylings littering the island!
Painted Lady
Other birds around include: seven Dunlins, one Kestrel, one Buzzard, one Sparrowhawk, 54 Curlews, five Whimbrels, six Redshanks, one Common Sandpiper, four Sandwich Terns, two Robins and 200 Linnets.

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