Wednesday, 2 July 2014

28th June - 2nd July

Ringing the many Arctic Tern chicks has continued to dominate recent proceedings whilst coverage takes a back seat. Pleasingly some of the above have fledged in recent days and everything is crossed for the few hundred smaller chicks.
The Grey Phalarope has been settled on Gretchen Loch throughout as have varying counts of Little Gulls and Knot whilst recently cut hay fields are filling with returning Golden Plovers and Oystercatchers. An early Willow Warbler was at Holland on the 30th, 6 Swifts were over the airfield on 1st July and a Curlew Sandpiper was on Gretchen with 15 Dunlin on 2nd.

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