Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A last visit to the east side auk colonies found only two Razorbill chicks left among the boulder fields. A bonus Storm Petrel was also found among the rocks.

It was the distinctive smell which led to the discovery of this Storm Petrel (c) Richard Brown

Six Little Egret remained around the narrows this morning. The very vocal Curlew flock has increased to 52. A Whimbrel, five Common Sandpiper, four Dunlin, five Redshank and five Turnstone all remain. A flock of 24 Common Scoter passed at sea. Up to 63 Black-headed Gull have joined the larger gulls feeding in Solfach. Eight Sand Martin were the first for a while and were accompanied by 13 House Martin and 28 Swift in a low feeding flock above the obs.

A record shot of the 6 Little egrets ( the other one is out of sight!) that flew by earlier in the day (c) Ben Porter

Black headed gulls (top) and Herring gulls (bottom) were feeding in Solfach at high tide today (c) Ben Porter

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