Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sand Bagged

Curlew Sandpiper back on Brownsman (Graeme Duncan)

Showing well, the juvenile Curlew Sand (Graeme Duncan)

Bathing time (Graeme Duncan)

The team view it from the Brownsman veg garden wall (Wez Smith)

Thursday 22nd September comments: It was back (almost) to normal as the wind decrease as quickly as it had increased yesterday. Visitor boats returned to normal sailing and the team went about their business as normal (from painting to construction of a Tern terrace).

Although birding has been generally disappointing throughout September due to westerly dominated winds, we've still had a few noticeable highlights. Today the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper returned to Brownsman pond, having not been seen since the weekend, allowing the entire warden team to successfully twitch it (it was the first since 2003 after all). Otherwise we still await our first Grey Seal pup of the autumn (surely its just a matter of time) and life on the islands continues.

1 comment:

Ipin said...

better than tea-bagged!