Saturday 6 July 2024

The day started with heavy showers and a moderate westerly wind, before clearing up into a bright afternoon.

It was quiet on the migrant front, with the highlights being 13 Curlews roosting on Carreg yr Honwy and a Common Sandpiper on the Narrows and a Kestrel hunting over Pen Cristin. The day was marked with the fledging of the fifth brood of Choughs on the island this year as two youngsters were seen tentatively taking to the sky with their parents. 

The team said goodbye to Ewan, who has been working hard helping out around the Observatory for the past month. Not for long though, as he will be back with us for the autumn! Today also saw the arrival of Phoebe Moss, our new Marine Mammal Project Science Officer who will be spending the next couple of months monitoring marine mammals from the Island as part of an exciting new project, before continuing her work on the mainland. 

Chough © Ed Betteridge

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