Wednesday 4 May 2011

Final prep!

Black-headed Gull (300+ pairs) now on eggs

Scarce Fiddleneck now flowering

Final strimming before Terns nest

Wednesday 4th May comments: The final preparation work is under way as we are less than one week away from Arctic Terns landing and nesting. The final grass cutting and strimming is been done and thereafter its all over to the Arctic Terns. I'm not sure why we encourage these birds, as all our hard work is rewarded with constant attacks and plenty of bird guano covered clothes!

It all go on the islands although following the rush of the Easter break, visitor numbers have reduced but that won't stay that way for long. On the birding front, it remains quiet although four summer plumage Black-tailed Godwits was a nice discovery and the Swallows are nest building on the Longstone lighthouse.

1 comment:

Ipin said...

nice to see arctic terns through the Sound of Mull on Sunday, not seen any here in Northumberland yet