Wednesday, 20 August 2014

20th August 2014

Weather:- WNW force 4/5
Lots of work done today to get the sea watching hide ready for the autumn season, it gets quite a battering on occasions in rough weather, indeed the spray can often soak the entire north end of the island (and sometimes even observers inside the hide) causing the bolts and hinges to suffer and need replacement.
A fine moulting adult Yellow-legged Gull (below) was seen near Little Eye on the way to the island and there were 3 juvenile Shags off the north end, Shags have been somewhat scarce here lately. Two Wheatears were on Middle Eye, and a single Willow Warbler was present.

Ringed:-  1 Dunnock     [ 636-34 ]
(DB,CJW & family, PSW)      photos   PSW

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