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Monday, 10 June 2013

Sightings 11th - 25th May 2013

During a couple of weeks of mixed weather I managed to identify 42 species, mostly all the usual suspects. At Jenny's Cove up to 30 Puffins were seen on the land at any one time. Some were collecting nest material, but none returning from the sea were bringing in food. Peregrines were also active in various locations with at least one nest with a chick. There was a lot of activity on top of the island from Meadow Pipits, Skylarks and Wheatears, but a number of people commented on the fact that not a single Stonechat had been seen. Swallows, House Martins and Swifts were flying over the top of the island daily, and good numbers of Spotted Flycatchers were active around Millcombe and the east side. Lesser Redpolls were also frequently spotted.
The highlight for me was seeing an Osprey flying north over the island on the 15th. Four were seen by various observers during my stay.

Lesser Redpoll


Peregrine

Linnet

Wheatear

Puffins

Osprey

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