Sunday 8 July 2018

8th July 2018

Weather:WNW force 1

Early tide with a dawn start, the spectacular sunrise making it worth getting out of bed.
The sound of Terns filled the sky and 200 Sandwich Tern arose from the East Hoyle as the tide pushed in. Several parties of Redshank dropped in from the North and 74 Curlew and 2 Whimbrel roosted around the islands.
A Whitethroat was a surprise -the start of autumn migration not to far away.
The cliff nesting Swallows are close to fledging and 4 were counted being fed.
The long staying Eider was still present and 8 Great Crested Grebe fed around the main island.
Out to sea several Gannet fed but not much else.
Ringed: 2 Meadow Pipits          [ 414-29 ]
photos AEH

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