Monday, 1 August 2011

31st July

A third consecutive night of petrel-catching sleep-deprivation was less hectic than the previous night's session, with 17 Storm Petrels, including another Norwegian-ringed bird, trapped in the nets. A quiet day's birding had little besides a Common Sandpiper, 9 Whimbrels, 42 Dunlins and 7 Purple Sandpipers. A flock of Arctic Terns, comprising 770 or so birds, was back at Bewan, and a Swift was seen.

Some attractive wader habitat is developing nicely at Kirbest. An attempt to catch one of the Green Sandpipers that have been feeding in the area has been unsuccessful so far, but one of at least 10 Snipe using the muddy pools was trapped and ringed.

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