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4th to tenth July – Feeling scorching


It has been clear, calm and dry all week
with temperatures frequently over 20° and little wind. The very best temperature
was 23.4° on the tenth.

A complete of
21 Mallard had been counted on the eighth, the best rely of the yr not together with
younger ducklings. Swift have been an everyday prevalence all week with a the
highest rely on the ninth with 9 seen in two teams. A Collared Dove was
recorded on the eighth and the variety of Woodpigeon on the island has elevated to
six on the ninth

A couple of waders
had been seen passing by way of this week. A Curlew flew over the village on the eighth.
Additionally on the eighth was the islands one hundred and thirtieth species for the yr, a Redshank on

Black-headed Gulls off Benjamin’s Chair on the ninth had been the perfect of any
seawatching. Cormorants had been logged on the fifth with two over South West Discipline
and one other on the eighth. 5 Gray Heron had been seen over the East Coast on the

The Kestrels
have now left the Outdated Gentle slopes and are exploring the island with sightings
from the North Finish, Quarries, West Coast and Fortress Hill. Younger Peregrines proceed
to be noisy all alongside the coast. A Rook was seen flying south over the Touchdown Bay
on the tenth.

The Swallows
within the Church have 5 huge chicks while the pairs by Outdated Home North and the
Fuel Retailer are nonetheless on eggs.

Swallow chicks, Church ©
Stuart Cossey 

A Willow
was seen in Millcombe on the eighth together with a Whitethroat. A Noticed
was beneath Brambles Villa on the eighth. Younger Wheatears proceed to
transfer south with 17 recorded through the morning transect beneath Quarter Wall on
the ninth. A
Gray Wagtail was reported on the fifth. Linnet numbers proceed to
develop with 104 counted on the sixth and 101 on the ninth.

In different two
new micro moths for the island had been recorded this week together with European Corn-borer
Ostrinia nubilalis and Pink-barred
Ditula angustiorana.

Pink-barred Tortrix © Stuart Cossey

S Cossey, R Ellis, Z Wait, T Thompson.


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