Recent Sightings June 2021

06 Jun:  Mainly clear skies with some levanter cloud over the Strait and Rock.  At Europa Point there were 50 Cory's Shearwaters, with some settled on the sea, six Audouin's Gulls, three Shags, a Sandwich Tern and a Swallow.

A Black Kite was seen over the Rock.


05 Jun:  Overcast most of the day with a moderate easterly wind.  An afternoon visit to Europa Point produced 10 Balearic Shearwaters, 30 Cory's Shearwaters, an Audouin's Gull and a Shag.

A Griffon Vulture was observed heading north below Devil's Gap and then returned chased by Yellow-legged Gulls and Peregrines.


04 Jun:  Clear skies with a light variable to light easterly.  A Griffon Vulture was located in the upper Castle Street area.

A Spotted Flycatcher was seen at Trafalgar Cemetery.


03 Jun:  Clear skies with a light easterly wind.  At Europa Point an adult Gannet heading east, 35 Balearic Shearwaters  west, 12 Cory's Shearwaters feeding, an Audouin's Gull and three Shags east, with a Serin flying about.

A Tawny Owl was spotted perched in trees on the Upper roads of the Nature reserve.


01 June:  Cloudy in the morning with a light rain shower at dawn, but clearing by mid morning with a moderate to fresh south-westerly wind.  After midday raptors begun to pass north with 38 Griffon Vultures, several Black Kites, Booted Eagles and Honey Buzzards,  but no counts of these were made.

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