Hope's Nose

Pleased to find the site's fourth separate Eider of the year this morning.  Unlike the more piebald immature males of April and May, this young male was far browner with less white.  As seems usual with this species of late, I picked it up just north of the Orestone before it drifted in and spent time around and on the Lead Stone, where it can go out of view.  

Elsewhere, a slightly distant but cracking Great Northern Diver in summer plumage was east of the Point, Adult Med Gull on the sea, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Sandwich Terns and a lone Swallow in off.  

2 Grey Seals, Harbour Porpoise, Painted Lady, and my first Hummingbird Hawk-moth at the Nose, added a bit of variety.

Posted June 18th at 4:21 pm by Paul Darlington in Bird News