Monday, 27 August 2012

Green(ish) with envy

Present and correct; Greenish Warbler for second day (Will Scott) 

Performing well; Greenish Warbler (Will Scott) 

Greenish Warbler on Inner Farne (Will Scott)

Fulmar enjoying the windy conditions 

Grey Herons migrating across the North Sea!

Monday 27th August comments: It’s been generally a grim day on the islands as the wind increased steadily from the south, bringing with it rain and heavy seas. The end result brought closure of the islands to the public and the team got on with paperwork (plenty of seabird monitoring data to sort out).

On the bird front, no new arrivals made it in although the Greenish Warbler performed well all day on the dock bank of Inner Farne whilst at least one Barred Warbler was still present on Brownsman.

Seawatching picked up at late afternoon with the highlight involving a stunning juvenile Long-tailed Skua north with double figure counts of Arctic Skuas and a few Bonxies thrown in for good measure. Another noticeable day on the Farnes and now we’re all wondering what tomorrow will bring!

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