It was another quiet day with southerly winds and blue skies. Sam and Ed finished the East Side Manx Shearwater Census and Stuart and Megan completed more productivity burrows.
A short seawatch produced a Black-headed Gull and three Sandwich Terns, though the majority of land species are now breeding species with little movement. A Dunlin, five Curlews and a Turnstone were recorded on the Narrows.
The corrugated metal tin in the Observatory front garden has been full of Slow Worms. Today eight were counted including a large male with blue spots. Female Slow Worms have black lines down the back.
Male Slow Worm
Birds today: 37 Gannets, one Dunlin, five Curlews, one Turnstones, one Black-headed Gull, three Sandwich Terns, three Collared Doves, 17 Swallows, six House Martins, one Chaffinch, six Goldfinches, three Lesser Redpolls