Thursday, 10 January 2013

Look who's back...

Arriving Brownsman

Moulting Seals all over Brownsman

Seals galore

New pup on the Brownsman

Mixed weather...Inner Farne

Fulmars present in good numbers

Thursday 10th January comments We’re back! Following the recent mild weather (which looks set to continue), a small team have returned to Brownsman for several days to carry out some essential winter management work.

We arrived today, sailing at midday on Brownsman and quickly reacclimatised ourselves to island life. We soon had the LPG (gas) reconnected, the cottage opened and we were back. Our first job was to check for any more Grey Seal pups which had been born since our last visit in late December. We’ve got ‘one or two’ more but I’ll bring a full report tomorrow.

So we are back and it’s a good to see the place for the first time this year. Birding highlights were few although 2 Peregrines and a Merlin brought a dash of excitement whilst 2 Wrens are wintering on this island. Tomorrow we’ll get out and about building boardwalks and counting seal pups, the team are back and so is the blog. Here we go. 

1 comment:

Stewart J said...

Looking forward to the blog, best wishes to all for 2013