With a lunch date planned there was only time for a forenoons birding, but what a start to the day. What early morning mist there was soon cleared and the fret seemingly heading our way from the east cut off into the English Channel not effecting us one bit. The wind had also died right down overnight and things remained humid making for a good haul of Moths both at the Observatory and in Secret's garden. Best catch was undoubtedly a
I did get a 'call-out' late evening to witness a huge migration of birds, centred on the active lighthouse, but was unable to get out but no matter it continued into this morning. Almost the first bird on show was a somewhat expected
given the number in the country at the moment, which was
immediately followed by a second. the photos are from the archive
one of 7 that day on the Oil Rig.
From then until mid-morning the sky was literally full of birds including c6
which was both an addition to the Year List and my 'ongoing'
September List (yes sad I know)
and the resident LITTLE OWL also obliged as another first for
Both photos from the archive.
Apart from tending my own Moth Trap the rest of the morning has been spent wandering the tip of the Island and meeting a few face not seen in a long time.
THE ACTIVE LIGHTHOUSE
TRINITY HOUSE OBELISK
Avid birder JULIAN THOMAS (left) and
even more avid 'World-wide birder IAN (Grylo) LEWIS
who has promised some photos of his recent visit to the South Pacific
in the near future.