Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Wind battered but spectacular looking view from the north end
Winds just shy of 70mph pummelled the island from a north westerly directing today making what census was conducted very difficult.

The wind and sea spray whipped across the narrows with ferocity. The weather had greatly affected what has been the area with the most variety of species this winter with things today either elsewhere, or cowering behind what cover there was. On the "sheltered" side of the narrows, the east, 64 Oystercatchers, 18 Curlews, five Herring Gulls, two Greater Black-backed Gulls, four Mallards, two Shags, two Redshanks, a single Turnstone, ten Rock Pipits, one Pied Wagtail and 24 Grey Seals resided. On the west side of the narrows.....exciting but uninhabitable and uninhabited today.

A session from the north hide later in the afternoon was relatively quiet, however, watching wildlife battle against the elements out at sea is always an impressive sight and seemingly a walk in the park for them! Three Gannets, 11 Kittiwakes, a Guillemot, nine Herring Gulls and a Greater Black-backed Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull battled away. A Gathering of 22 Choughs soared above Nant.

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