Friday, 30 April 2010

Mountain Plovers

A dull, damp day with cloud sitting on the hills. Birding highlight of the day was the two splendid Dotterel near Restens Geo, found by Adam The Wheatear Student! A 'flava' Wagtail flew over the boys when they were putting up the Oysterplant fence at South Light. There were also alot (20+) White Wagtails in the area too. Simon had a Common Sandpiper and a couple of Tree Pipits on census and Jack reported an increase in Arctic Skuas - around 20 up north - but generally it is still pretty quiet.

Simon brought me a gift this afternoon - a Whimbrel he caught with a tripwire trap on South Haven beach! Nice!

The cloud eventually lifted this afternoon to let the planes in, carrying two much-needed joiners for the Obs and the High School bairns, home for the weekend causing lots of excitement at Burkle!

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