A windy start to the day gave good conditions for a sea-watch, although the wind was not in the ideal direction. The sea-watch yielded 802 Manx Shearwaters, 181 Kittiwakes, 162 Gannets, 25 Fulmar and 1 Arctic Skua. 5 Risso's Dolphins were also seen later in the day from the North End.
Numbers of waders on the island are starting to grow, too with 88 Turnstones, 30 Curlew, 35 Oystercatcher, 26 Whimbrel, 3 Sanderling and 2 Dunlin. Choughs are starting to feed down on Solfach with the waders and 15 were counted today.
|Rock pipit (left) and Meadow Pipit (right) caught on Solfach.|
|Small Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar outside of the Obs.|