Saturday, 29 August 2009

29th August 2009

Gale force westerlies yesterday and strong winds again today did not produce lots of exciting seabirds, just many Gulls and Terns, apart from a Leach's Petrel that was well seen by two visiting birders.

Land birds also made themselves scarce, with only 2 young Meadow Pipits that were still growing primaries ringed this morning (right).

Short-tailed field voles (left) were not so affected by the conditions; they seem to have had a better breeding season than last year and are often seen scurrying through the thick grass in front of visitors feet.

(JE,NDW,DCT,PT, +1) [489] photos JE

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