Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Too windy to open the nets this morning, but by no means a bad weather day. Movement was recorded around the island, a walk up to the plantation yields Redwings (27 recorded) and Siskins (6 recorded). Out to sea, 419 Black-headed Gulls, 39 Common Gulls, 432 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 447 Kittiwakes, one Pomarine Skua, one Great Skua, one Great Northern Diver one Sooty Shearwater and 28 Mediterranean Gulls were recorded.

More land birds include one first for the year which came as a double, with two Woodcocks that were seen at Cristin and in the Withies. A Jack Snipe, Common Snipe and a Lapwing were also recorded. For the second day in a row, a Woodlark was heard over the farm but was not seen today, unfortunately. 36 Rock Pipits were recorded today and some of our darvic ringed birds have remained so far, keep a look out for white darvics with black letters.
Rock Pipit on Solfach with the darvic
the ring 'AAP' can then be read in the field 

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