Sunday, 26 May 2019

25th May


A quiet, average kind of day with largely overcast conditions, the odd spot of rain and a lightish NW breeze; there wasn’t’ too much to mention with perhaps the best moment of the day coming late afternoon when a large portion of the 600+ Turnstone in the Bewan / Lighthouse area, all started to call to each other and frantically preen before spiralling high into the sky and begin to purposefully head off north still all calling to each other – a magic migration moment!

                Other birds through the day included 4 Manx Shearwaters past the north end, a drake Garganey, 149 Ringed Plover, 67 Knot, 259 Sanderling, a Whimbrel, 754 Turnstone, a Little Tern in Nouster Bay, a Collared Dove, 2 Grey Wagtails – Brides and Nouster (the first ones since early April), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Spotted Flycatcher and the 2 Tree Sparrows still.

Little Tern

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