Tuesday, 12 May 2009

8th - 11th May

Very limited coverage over past few days as most efforts were put towards helping canon netting for a colour ringing scheme on sanderling and purple sandpipers, and completing the cropping at the Observatory with a single field of kale and 2 sacrificial bird crops sown this year. 62 knot were seen on 10th and 44 dunlin were on the Links. The odd chiffchaff was noted at Holland and a single blackcap, and a marsh harrier flew north on 11th. To compensate for a lack of bird sightings 4 killer whales were seen well off the north on 9th, and on 11th an amazing pod of 15+ slowly cruised past the Observatory just offshore and along the west coast.

1 comment:

Imperfect and tense said...

Wow! We were already looking forward to our holiday on North Ron in June. Now you've upped the ante!

Many thanks for the daily updates.

Gudula and Graeme Walker