June was noticeably warmer than May. The mean temperature was four degrees higher, and the rainfall was more than 40 per cent less. The light winds of May continued into June giving a prolonged settled spell.
Tag: bird notes
After the very dry April, May was much wetter and in comparison to last May, it was not only wetter, with double the amount of rain, but colder.
The highly variable plumage of the familiar common buzzard on Arran makes the identification of rough-legged buzzard a challenge. Pale common buzzards occur on Arran and can perform incredible rough-legged buzzard look-alike acts.
February started with a very wet spell with most of the month’s rain falling in the first few days. This was followed by a prolonged very cold spell lasting until the middle of the month. Thereafter it was mild with a pleasant few days to end the month. While at times the weather was not conducive to being out of doors nevertheless almost 100 species were reported – 10 more than last year.