Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Francis doesn't really provide

The wind from storm Francis started strongly enough but had a touch of east in it. By the time it had swung round to the west, it had eased. Heavy rain on and off all day.

South Shore (MD. PM)
Wheatear 5 (2 on saltmarsh, 2 on Red Nab and 1 near lighthouse)
Rock pipit 2 + 1 + 1
Rock Pipit in yesterday's sunshine 

Common Tern, 1 adult briefly on No.2 outflow 15:00
Arctic Tern, 1 juvenile on No.2 outflow at least 14:30 to 15:30

I know these pictures of the juvenile Arctic, are no better than Sunday's, but they were difficult in today's conditions so I decided to use them anyway (MD)

Just received these excellent pictures from Howard. Roosting waders on the Heliport wall yesterday.

The brown four legged individual, scurrying below the Redshank,
is a Brown Rat. They don't look pleased!

Just two Knot