(DB,JE+1,CJW) [318-20] photo JE
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
17th April 2012
Unpleasant weather for the visit of David Hussell from the Longpoint observatory in Canada (the oldest of its kind in North America, David pictured left releasing a Wheatear), we were however lucky enough to ring 3 Wheatears, all males, 2 of which were of the Greenland race, that breed closer to his home than ours, plus a Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. The north westerlies with showers blew in good numbers of sea birds including lots of Gannets and Sandwich Terns, a few Common Terns, 4 Manx Shearwaters and very many auks.