Sand Martins give cause for concern

12th June 2009 - bright and sunny W1
Early morning movement (0800-0900) provided 45 Common Scoter, 35 Sandwich Tern, 12 Gannet and 2 Manx Shearwater.
Breeding Birds
Always a species with a tentative foothold on the island as a breeding bird the Sand Martin appears to be absent this year. Three small colonies active in 2008 were checked but no birds were present.
The first Large Skipper are now on the wing.
Common Blue Damselflies are now in evidence.