Thursday, 3 April 2014

Unsettled Seabirds

Shags displaying and now on eggs (David Steel)

Fulmar's now paired up (David Steel)

Stunning birds (David Steel)

Migrants numerous including Goldcrests

Thursday 3rd April comments: The continued easterly winds ensure the temperatures remain cool (just ask the team; its cold at night!) but the migrant birds continue to pour in. The seabirds remain unsettled as the auks have moved back out to sea although the number of Shags on eggs has increased.

Today brought another new egg laying species; as a Mallard was discovered nesting in the undergrowth. Hopefully the weather will settle soon and we’ll be boasting plenty more nesting species as we expect Guillemot and Puffin by mid-month.

On the migration front, plenty more birds have been on the move including good numbers of Thrushes including Redwings and Fieldfare. Three Black Redstarts remain ‘resident’ whilst Robins are numerous alongside several Chiffchaffs, Wheatears and Dunnocks.


kezia said...

Hi David and everyone , just to say I do read your blogs and love them dont always get the chance to comment with so much going on Osprey wise at this time of year , I do get text notification of ALL your tweets Davids and read all those xx take care and planing to visit you in July so David just make sure you are there this time - will let you know when coming over

Linda said...