Tuesday, 13 June 2017

13th June 2017

Weather:  W  force 2 vis 20mls increasing later

Following the high winds of the last few days the bracken and trees are very badly wind/salt burnt, it is hoped that no nests were damaged.

Three Shelduck and the pair of Mallard were on the East side.

Only three Gannet and a few Sandwich and Common Terns were noted off the North end.

A Kestrel disturbed the breeding birds on the main island a few times over the tide and the only other birds of note were two Swifts which were feeding over the islands for some time.

A nice find was a lovely Brimstone butterfly which unfortunately didn’t stay still long enough to be photographed.

This is only the fourth record for the Obs of this locally rare but increasing butterfly.  Photo below from 2014 (see http://hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/19th-may-2014.html?m=1).

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