Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Posted by Stephen Menzie at 18:32
The most interesting sighting from the harbour road was this large (c.8 cm long) caterpillar — any ideas?
Persistent rain this morning limited the lighthouse garden catch to just three birds (two Common Whitethroats and a Blackcap). By mid-morning the rain had stopped so we opened a net in the station garden: a couple of Great Tits, a Blackcap, a Garden Warbler and an adult male Blackbird were all ringed.
Field sightings consisted of a male Red-backed Shrike by the golf club and a 99% Carrion Crow by Falsterbohus — the latter was all black except for a small patch of Hooded Crow-grey on the rump; presumably an indication of unpure origins, though the bird was a tad wet and I'm still not completely convinced it might not have been some ruffled wet feathers showing their paler bases. I will try and check it out again tomorrow if it's still around.