Tuesday, 24 May 2022

A calmer day saw a mobile Whinchat first seen in the Lowlands before being seen to the south of Cristin. Alongside this, four Spotted Flycatchers remained across the Island. 

Whinchat © Ed Betteridge

The afternoon was spent visiting a Chough nest on the East Side where 4 chicks were colour ringed. Alongside this an adult Kittiwake, an adult Guillemot, 10 adult and four pullus Razorbills where ringed. The breeding season is in full swing with many young Razorbill and Guillemots noted as well as the first Kittiwake eggs. 

Chough chicks © Ed Betteridge 

Kittiwake adult © Ollie King

Razorbill chick © Ed Betteridge

Other birds seen today included a Grey Heron, a Collared Dove, three Feral Pigeon. two Sand Martins, 17 Swallows, 2 House Martins, eight Wheatears, eight Sedge Warblers, two Whitethroats, two Chiffchaffs, three Willow Warblers and two Siskins.

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