Saturday, 8 August 2009

Slightly breezier than the preceding day but bright and sunny nevertheless, almost nothing of note was found at all. A Eurasian Collared Dove was seemingly the only new migrant on the island, and 11 Black-headed Gulls were the meagre zenith of sea passage.

Making good use of the fine weather, lots of Manx Shearwater chicks have been ringed over the last few days. They are nearly all well-grown, but still with a thick coat of fluffy grey down that will gradually fall off in the next couple of weeks, prior to them fledging around the end of the month.

Manx Shearwater chicks (c) Richard Else

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