Thursday, 31 March 2011

Faring Well

The inevitable end to the calm conditions came today with cloudy, at time windy and rainy weather hitting the islands. But as all good birders know changing (especially to unsettled) conditions often grounds birds or at least confuses them!

To us humans this visibility it's just beautiful

Migrants today included 2 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Goldfinch (circling confused in the poor visibility), 1 Goldcrest, 4 Goldeneye and a single male Wheatear in Cuthberts Cove found by Andy just before dusk which was grilled and gripped from ‘top of tower.

The roost again produced new yearly maxima of Sandwich Tern (13) while a visit after dark produced these two gruesome but stonking beauties….

Amaurobius similus - Lace Web Spider - Abundant here

And this thing was preying on them! Anyone know where to find ID please?

Today the winds have strengthened inhibiting birds and birding while the seas continue to grow. Stay tuned for some awesome wave pics hopefully!

Until then have some puffins and stuff.

Puffins over Dock Bank

The wind is jibbing my internet out so that's it for the moment

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