Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Calm and sunny again with just a slight south westerly. The Manx Shearwater productivity monitoring continued today. This season is almost two weeks ahead of last year and already some chicks are outweighing their parents by 50 grams or so!

 A day old Manx Shearwater

The same bird one week later
This chick from one of the Ty Pellaf burrows hatched about one week ago, making it one of the smallest of the chicks being monitored. On its first weigh in it was 38g (about as small as they get) and today it weighed 151g, more than tripling in a week.

The guided walk went as well as anyone could hope, as the group was watching a couple of Redshanks on Solfach, five Risso's Dolphins powered past Carreg yr Honwy, jumping out of the water. A truly memorable sight for s the guests to take away with them!
The guided walk enjoying the sight of Risso's Dolphins

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