Wednesday, 11 July 2012

8th - 10th July

Highlights from this period included a Common Tern sitting among the ranks of failed breeding Arctic Terns on Tor Ness on the 9th and 6 Whimbrels and 21 Purple Sandpipers - the first real indication of return migration for the latter species - on the 10th. The year's first nocturnal petrel-ringing session took place late at night on the 10th, resulting in 7 Storm Petrels being trapped. The heavy silhouette of a Leach's Petrel was also seen dodging around the net, but the bird managed to evade capture.

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