Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ness Point

A quick look from Ness Point this morning produced and Arctic Tern going north and an Arctic Skua heading south.

Two Guillemots had very small chicks on the sea. It's a bit of a puzzle where these have come from as I can't find any nesting on our cliffs, could they have drifted up from Filey or down from the Farne's? Those seem quite large distances for what appear to be very young chicks. We did have Razorbills breeding at one time but i don't recall Guillemots breeding.

Also of note was a virtual absence of Willow Warblers with just one being found despite a good tramp around. Lesser Whitethroat was singing and also of note two lots of Stonechats. The House Martin colony in Robin Hood's Bay appears to be healthy.

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