Monday 3 May 2010

Game On!

'White' Wagtail passing through the islands

Last weeks male Ring Ouzel on Inner Farne

Monday 3rd May comments:
The northerly winds continued to dominate the Farnes, plummeting temperatures and restricting the number of boats being able to sail – to be precise, only one boat made it out. However with a brighter (and warmer!) forecast just around the corner, we should start returning back to normal. Despite the weather, the breeding seabirds went about their daily lives as usual as the Terns continued to display majestically (and vocally) over the islands, whilst those guarding eggs and chicks remained focused.

The island team got on with a variety of jobs and were introduced to seabird monitoring – the real hard core work of the job. Otherwise all is well and the first annual football match has been pencilled in for Thursday evening against the local Seahouses boatmen. Having lost twice last year (2-4 and 3-4), we’re after a bit of revenge. The countdown is on.

Highlights: A very quiet day - Manx Shearwater 1N, Pochard 4 N Inner Sound, Little Tern 37 at roost and Wheatear 6.


Bush Boy said...

Nice pics!

Lesley said...

It's nice to hear that the birds are peacefully getting on with their day-to-day lives. :)

Good luck on Thursday! Be sure to post the result...... whatever the outcome. :D

kezia said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaay thank you for the pic of the pied wagtail , saved to computer and also link put on Loch Garten site so hopefully you get more visitors to look at the wonderful pics you put on here . Good luck with the football match on Thursday , my son has written a England song see what you all think

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