Tuesday, 7 August 2018

7th August 2018

Weather: SW force 1

The Eider on the west side of the island. 
There were lots of gulls and terns and good numbers of Oystercatchers, Dunlin, Ringed Plover and a few Turnstone.
At the north end the body of a seal pup was on the rocks that could not have been very old when it died and had not been dead for more than a few days. It could not be a Grey Seal as they do not pup until October so it will be a Harbour (common) seal. So that seems pretty good evidence that we have a small group of common seals in the Dee.
A very young Meadow Pipit was ringed.     [ 442-31 ]
A Greenfinch was a surprise visitor at this time of year.
photos JE

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