Tuesday, 23 July 2013

20th-22nd July

Very little to report over the last few days bar similar numbers of the same species of Waders and the occasional Swift. Wall to wall fog on 20th-21st hasn't helped, but we've also been concentrating our efforts on trying to catch Storm Petrels during the hours of (partial) darkness to give guests at the observatory a chance to see this stunning little sea-bird up close. A few birds have been caught, while a more lengthy effort on 22nd/23rd with dreams of rarer Petrel species saw a Leach's Petrel heard calling near the net but not trapped.

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