Tuesday, 3 August 2021

August Activity

A bit of seawatching action.

Over three days I managed to see: Great Skuas, Arctic Skuas, Manx Shearwaters (inc one string of 30+ birds), Sooty Shearwater and a remarkable feeding frenzy by 5 Black Terns.

A sudden arrival of Mediterranean Gulls (60+) included and colour-ringed bird (juv) probably German.

This is an Oslo ringed (3cy) Great Black-backed Gull.

The reedbeds are quieter now, although two Reed warblers were marking their territories with full song this morning. I guess most of the birds are feeding in order to fatten up for their southward journey.

Autumn Gentian

This seems to doing well this year. So far 24 plants located. Let us hope the grazing cattle don't find them.

Almost MUD.

Three Ruff was a nice surprise.

Great White Egret

A nice bird to start off this mornings birding.


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