Saturday, 27 March 2021

27th March 2021

 Weather: W force 7/8

A westerly gale killed off any hopes of migrants this morning but blew in a number of sea birds near to the island. No Little Gulls were amongst them although 35 Gannets, 13 Red-throated Divers, 12 Great Crested Grebes and 11 Kittiwkes came within view. A pair of Goosanders sheltered on the east side below the obs giving excellent views.

Twelve Purple Sandpipers and 105 Turnstone saw out the tide and the male Eider is still hanging about. Repairs were made to the SK trap that had suffered through the winter, luckily today it was in a sheltered position for the work.

Lion Rock lived up to its name in the dramatic light this morning


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