Saturday, May 7, 2011

It was a rather grim night last night, but only two Manxies were attracted to the light. The weather doesn't seem to have stopped quite a few of the migrants from departing, so there are now considerably fewer Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler flitting about. A couple of Cuckoos remain and a female Pied Flycatcher is the only thing of note new in.

A few photos of yesterday's Blue-headed Wagtail feeding among the Welsh Black Cattle on the north end. This wasn't the smartest we've seen in the last few years; the olive of the mantle extended up on to the crown and we were left wondering whether the feathers attain their fantastic blue colouration through a process of wear that hadn't quite finished. (c) Richard Brown

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