Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cuckoo, clouds and canoesailor

A mixed bag of C’s today. A juvenile cuckoo flying overhead. More birds moving south as migration tide has slowly turned. Today we had a beautiful juvenile cuckoo stay on the island for the day. Having followed the BTO cuckoo … Continue reading

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Island’s seabirds latest

 It is the end of July and the seabird breeding frenzy is starting to quieten down on the island. But it is never a sudden end and the bird spectacle is still here but the mix and make up is … Continue reading

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Toilet repairs

It is a nightmare scenario being on the island and one of the two visitor centre toilets breaks and you know that the next day there could be over a hundred visitors due, many of which are bursting having not … Continue reading

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The eye of the kestrel

The southerly drift of birds at the end of the breeding season is just starting on the island, a sign of the seasons moving on. A young kestrel appeared today and I was lucky enough to find it hunting this … Continue reading

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Swallows – a brush with nature

High excitement, the swallows have successfully hatched out chicks!. No swallows have bred on the island for 12 years and though an old nest still clings forlornly to the rafters in the Castle and each year birds spent a few … Continue reading

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Kayakers

Yesterday was probably the best day we have had this year, warm and hardly any wind. These days are perfect for travelling to the island by alternatives means. It is when the kayakers appear, we have had a few already. … Continue reading

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Things are looking up in the moth world on the May

The cold wet weather and strong easterly winds has been disaterous for the moths of the island so far this year. Coupled with this the vegetation took such a hit from the winter storms and high rabbit population that there … Continue reading

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