17th June

Having seen the weather forecast it appears that the end of the rain may be a temporary break as opposed to the start of a glorious summer. However, we still took the opportunity  presented by the dry spell to get out searching for some birds. Unfortunately most hunts were unsuccessful and the day tally remained pitifully low with the main excitement being a Lesser Whitethroat trapped at the obs. The sea provided the rest of the interest with single figures of Arctic Skua, Balearic Shearwater, Sandwich and Common Terns and Mediterranean Gull (as well as the common fare). Although the variety of species was pretty low the Bill Wheatears were keeping things interesting with the ringed male (from the East Cliffs) putting in some graft with the Bill female whilst the Bill male was tending to his fledglings; needless to say we'll be keeping an eye on these scandalous birds.