Sunday, 27 February 2011

The temperatures remained lower than usual as the northerly wind picked up a notch and took the chill down to three degrees. Another quiet day bird-wise saw many of the highlights appearing in the choppy conditions out at sea with the day’s totals coming to: a Red throated Diver, three Fulmars, nine Gannets, fifty four Kittiwakes and eighteen Razorbills. Three Ring Plovers were again on Solfach, two of which were ringed and six Woodpigeons were flushed out of the plantation. One of the most notable sightings of the day came in the form of a very early Painted Lady butterfly that was seen briefly on the mountain. 

Gannets (upper) and Kittiwakes (lower) sped by the north hide with the northerly wind, dodging breaking waves as they banked. Pictures (c) Ben Porter

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