|Storm Petrel (foreground) and Manx Shearwater (backgorund) © Luke Marriner|
|First-year Melodious Warbler in the hand before being released after ringing © Luke Marriner|
Sparrowhawk sightings have continued through the second half of the month with an adult female buzzing around from 21st, appearing at Old Light, Village and Terrace and an adult male joining the scene from 28th. The juvenile Grey Heron continued to the 25th when it was observed flying south along the east coast, catching a thermal over Rat Island and departing for Hartland. Interestingly, a Grey Heron was logged later that evening, so either the bird aborted the crossing or a second individual took its place.