Whilst it can often be heard, the Cetti’s Warbler rarely gives itself up for a photo! (Photo: M.Goodey)

Still fairly quiet on the islands throughout the month. The strong southerlies mid-month failed to produce the predicted Great-spotted Cuckoo or anything else for that matter! The Kumlien’s Gull was still off Morning Point on the 1st and five Glossy Ibis were in a field opposite Porthloo duck pond. The Eastern Yellow Wagtail was still present on the 3rd and the Cetti’s Warbler was still at Porth Hellick having been ringed there four months previously.

The Eastern Wagtail was located again and was starting to show more yellow around the face (Photo: M.Goodey)

Other than the odd Swallow it remained quiet until the 28th when a Red-rumped Swallow was found on St Mary’s with a Barn Swallow and a House Martin!

The arrival of this Red-rumped Swallow saw a positive end to the month and hopefully was a sign of things to come! (Photo: M.Goodey)