Saturday, 23 July 2016

23rd July 2016

Weather: SW force 1 , later N force 1

Another 2 Arctic Skuas were present today and the terns were counted at just over 1,000 Sandwich Terns , 350 Common Terns and a surprisingly high total of 127 Little Terns, testament to the sucess of the Gronant colony this season. Both Mediterrannean Gulls are still about. Highlights on the sea today were the sightings of 2 or 3 Harbour Porpoise and 2 Bottle Nosed Dolphins. Thirteen Great Crested Grebes sat on the calm sea. Young birds bred on the island showed themselves today, see Wren, Linnet and Meadow Pipit (at bottom of page) below.
young Wren (JE)
Adult Meadow Pipit (JE)
young Linnet (JE)

Meadow Pipit (JE)
Ringed: 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Linnet, 1 Wren                                               [ 303-26 ]

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