Sunday 25th June 2017

I led the walk starting at Ft Doyle this morning. A stiff on-shore breeze meant that some seabirds were passing close enough to get good views with our binoculars and we  saw both common and sandwich terns, gannets and Manx shearwaters. In the far distance we saw 2 flocks of common scoters passing through. We walked as far as Ft Le Marchant and along the way we saw a couple of stonechat families, one with 4 youngsters, all eager to be fed by the adults. House sparrows and linnets were much in evidence, while several meadow pipits were giving their distinctive ‘parachute’ song flights. A male common white throat serenaded us loudly from a perch among the brambles and allowed good views.

We also enjoyed the wild flowers , with the yellow- horned poppies in full bloom.

Judy Down