The weather has been a bit windy with constant winds of 15 -25mph winds. There have been impresive waves hitting the island and an almost constant taste of salty spray in the air.
I’m mostly stuck indoors report writing at the moment but I still go for the odd walk about. The weather has been good apart from the wind. The sun has been out most of the time.
If you can find a sheltered spot there are good numbers of Butterflies to watch.
I was wondering if I was going to see any Peacock Butterflies this year on the island after a blank spring. There has been more this Autumn then there were for the whole of last year. We’ve also been counting up to 200 Red Admirals, 60 Tortoiseshell and the odd Green-veined White and Painted Lady. Silver Y moths have numbered over 200 which is a vey good count for the island. They appear to be in all the nettle beds.
Some else has been enjoying the moth trap for differant reasons. This Wheatear has been living in the garden for a week and has been taking advantage.