Monday, 26 June 2017
A visit on a calm morning found 3 Eiders distantly on the north shore tide edge.
Three juvenile Pied Wagtails were presumably those that bred on the island.
A Kestrel sat on the newton trap and when disturbed flew off north in company with 2 others, probably family members.
A Kittiwake was in the grass next to the main path and was reluctant to fly and may not have been well although it had disappeared an hour later.
Ringed; 2 juv Linnets, 2 juv Wrens [ 397-32 ] photos CJ
Saturday, 24 June 2017
A pre-tide visit this morning saw 41 Gannets off to the north as the tide approached, also 41 Common Terns.
Friday, 23 June 2017
With so few birds on the islands today, a sea watch was in order and produced a couple of Great Crested Grebe and 2 Guillemot. Most of the 18 Gannet were feeding out by the wind farms but a couple ventured nearer to the North End, five Manx Shearwater were seen entering the mouth of the estuary and a group of 18 Common Scoter went West.
As the tide ebbed 7 Little Terns were noted. Also seen off the North End were 5 Swifts.
A family group of Wrens were around the Heli trap area, two adults and two juveniles were seen but from the noise it is guessed that more juveniles were present.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Friday, 16 June 2017
A a low tide count of the seals this morning produced a total of 484 Grey Seals and 7 Common Seals, this is a good number and is in line with the maximum of recent times although the numbers have fluctuated over the years. Twenty one Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were noted as were 2 Little Egrrets (below KMc).
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Sunday, 11 June 2017
One member braved the appalling weather this morning to visit the island but found normal activities were impossible in the downpour.
Seven Grey Plovers were within camera range on the shore (below).