24th-25th June

After a few days of going missing, the long-staying Golden Oriole was seen again in the Holland area on both dates, with the Pectoral Sandpiper also still present at Trolla Vatn on the 24th. Also on the former date 71 Knot were at the north end and a Collared Dove at the south. Its nice to report some success among some of the breeding birds with the 155 Lapwings counted on 25th including many recently fledged juveniles. Black-headed Gulls have also had another reasonable year-67 fledglings were on the wing at Hooking today (with hopefully more to follow) while the first 2 Common Gulls to follow suit were at Gretchen.