Saturday, 18 May 2019

North westerly winds today which gave a chill to the air. On Solfach there weer 34 Dunlins which is the years high count and one of the Shelduck pairs still has 5 chicks which have managed to avoid predation for a week now.

Up at Nant the bird of the day was a Firecrest which is the second of the year and the first one to be caught. A nice surprise to be sure!
Firecrest at Nant

Bob and Lis left today, it's been great having them here for a fortnight and we're sad to see them go. However, they will be back in August so we'll see them again before too long! 

Other Birds around today include: six Whimbrels, six Turnstones, 11 Stonechats, ten Wheatears, 12 Sedge Warblers, 1 Garden Warbler, 23 Spotted Flycatchers and eight Lesser Redpolls.

The weather has been ideal for getting on with Manx Shearwater burrow checks. So far plenty are sitting on eggs and some have even been predated, with eggs scattered sparsely around the island. 
A marker post marking one of the Manx Shearwater sample Burrows

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