Monday, 4 May 2015

Portland 4th May

Variable weather, a clear night with a full moon and a sunny start, cloud building through the day and rain by 17:00, light to fresh SW then turning SE, mean temp around 14°.

Needless to say, clear skies and very minimal visible migration on both land and sea.

However the following noted today: 10+ Wheatear, a trickle of Swallow through c100, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Little Owl, 1 Bullfinch, Whimbrel (heard), Oystercatcher (heard), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Swift and a Raven.

5 Common Scoter, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 5 “comic” Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern.

Plus other resident species.

Butterflies: Large White, Speckled Wood.


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