1st June

A fine male Red-backed Shrike was trapped at Holland House first thing with other new birds through this glorious day - bright sunshine and light winds, including a female Hen Harrier, a female Sparrowhawk, 4 Woodpigeons, two Jackdaws and a Short-eared Owl.    There was also a good selection of lingering birds making it into June with the male Blue-headed Wagtail, four Common Scoter, two Curlew Sandpipers, 8 Great-northern Divers and 6 Snow Buntings still present.   11 Sedge Warblers were counted across the island mainly involving breeding birds while a Lesser Whitethroat was also singing from Holland House.

Red-backed Shrike