So the wind stayed in the west-southwest and dropped to about 15 knots, calm enough for some migrants to start moving... at last!
|Early morning looking south|
The day began with quite a spectacle of many hundreds of seabirds streaming south to the west of the island. there were two Manx Shearwaters, just over 200 Gannets. Eight Mediterranean Gulls amongst the 200 or so Black-headed Gulls, 50 Lesser Black-backs, 150 Greater Black-backs, 500 Herring Gulls and 300 Kittiwakes. Over 200 Razorbills also flew south.
A Barn Owl flew through the Observatory Garden at dusk. A Grey Heron toured the island. There were two Sparrowhawks again, a Merlin was on the South End and a Water Rail was in the withies.
|The (world's worst image of a) Tree Sparrow at Ty Pellaf|
|Starlings moved through in large flocks|
|A few of our youngsters from this year that were ringed in spring are still on the island|
|Me using the new brush cutter|
|Clearing vegetation around the PV array|