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2013 2013 2013 <div class="MsoNormal">A beautiful day, the calm before the storm, promised much in the way of migrants, but in the end it proved quieter than the last few days of good birding. The highlight was the lingering <b>Wryneck</b> which was to be found feeding in the same place as yesterday, although somewhat more secretively now. A trickle of <b>Swallow</b> went through all day, with twos and threes totalling a minimum of 188 individuals, although no doubt many more went through when we were busy with other things. Other notable birds included a male <b>Sparrowhawk</b>, a <b>Kestrel</b>, a <b>Water Rail</b>, a <b>Dunlin</b>, a <b>Snipe</b>, a <b>Whimbrel</b>, two <b>Curlew</b>, 110 <b>Lesser Black-backed Gull</b>, 138 <b>Great Black-backed Gull</b> including a roost of 125 on North Plain (numbers are building up now that there are so many vulnerable <b>Manx Shearwater </b>chicks across the Island), three <b>Skylark</b> including two over high, two <b>Sand Martin</b>, eight <b>House Martin</b>, 77 <b>Meadow Pipit</b>, three <b>Grey Wagtail</b>, 19 <b><i>alba</i>wagtail</b>, 12 <b>Robin</b>, 12 <b>Wheatear </b>including at least two probable <i>leucorhoa</i>, the first <b>Grasshopper Warbler</b> to be seen this September, a <b>Sedge Warbler</b>, three <b>Blackcap</b>, a <b>Whitethroat</b>, 13<b> Chiffchaff</b>, five <b>Willow Warbler</b> and three <b>Spotted Flycatcher</b>.<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FCL8DYoMtrk/UjTRcpXxVuI/AAAAAAAACTQ/_JtD7aL8ZlU/s1600/DSC_5084.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FCL8DYoMtrk/UjTRcpXxVuI/AAAAAAAACTQ/_JtD7aL8ZlU/s640/DSC_5084.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">We are still checking the Manx Shearwater study burrows as hatching dates were typically protracted. Thus, whilst many chicks have now fledged, there are still some down their burrows, some of which are still a good couple of weeks off fledging. Whether these birds will go on to fledge remains to be seen. This bird is almost fully winged but the adult plumage is still hidden under a good covering of down. It is not unusual for fledging birds to still have patches of down, particularly on their heads and around their legs and vent. © Giselle Eagle<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ojEWbCWFZug/UjTRwvpreqI/AAAAAAAACTY/6nJu5JukXR0/s1600/DSC_4999.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ojEWbCWFZug/UjTRwvpreqI/AAAAAAAACTY/6nJu5JukXR0/s640/DSC_4999.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Storm Petrel chicks seemingly stay on Skokholm for longer than Manx Shearwater chicks, with all four chicks we can see still quite a way off fledging. The Little Bay Wall chick has grown its wing a further 11mm in five days whilst also gaining 1.7g. © Giselle Eagle<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PUtZNlDulLU/UjTSB0vLF-I/AAAAAAAACTg/XlrFE8XE4i0/s1600/DSC_4996.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PUtZNlDulLU/UjTSB0vLF-I/AAAAAAAACTg/XlrFE8XE4i0/s640/DSC_4996.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SCT0sIo8SP0/UjTSXXSZ3wI/AAAAAAAACTo/0K6uIu-MJL0/s1600/DSC_4997.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SCT0sIo8SP0/UjTSXXSZ3wI/AAAAAAAACTo/0K6uIu-MJL0/s640/DSC_4997.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">We have been developing more Storm Petrel boxes with the hope of gaining a study population large enough that we can estimate productivity among other interesting things. The latest design is a concrete chamber, more reminiscent of the natural sites they use. © Giselle Eagle<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9MAw-Z25nAg/UjTSq4Hy5VI/AAAAAAAACTw/uKeXJeTG8_E/s1600/DSC_5086.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9MAw-Z25nAg/UjTSq4Hy5VI/AAAAAAAACTw/uKeXJeTG8_E/s640/DSC_5086.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pHTs6EMn74k/UjTTCMaOuwI/AAAAAAAACT4/JbyuyfHyaVg/s1600/P1010343.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pHTs6EMn74k/UjTTCMaOuwI/AAAAAAAACT4/JbyuyfHyaVg/s640/P1010343.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Howard is not just an amazing carpenter, he has also been busy painting the lighthouse doors and photographing invertebrates such as this Devil’s Coach Horse. © Giselle Eagle and Howard Driver<o:p></o:p></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6BzAvwHlxcY/UY6KSmLhwjI/AAAAAAAABDA/ZYu32dto2Rs/s1600/Badger.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6BzAvwHlxcY/UY6KSmLhwjI/AAAAAAAABDA/ZYu32dto2Rs/s200/Badger.png" width="150" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Come and stay</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.welshwildlife.org/islandaccom/staying-on-skokholm/"><span style="color: #741b47; font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif;">http://www.welshwildlife.org/islandaccom/staying-on-skokholm/</span></a></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="MsoNormal">A beautiful day, the calm before the storm, promised much in the way of migrants, but in the end it proved quieter than the last few days of good birding. The highlight was the lingering <b>Wryneck</b> which was to be found feeding in the same place as yesterday, although somewhat more secretively now. A trickle of <b>Swallow</b> went through all day, with twos and threes totalling a minimum of 188 individuals, although no doubt many more went through when we were busy with other things. Other notable birds included a male <b>Sparrowhawk</b>, a <b>Kestrel</b>, a <b>Water Rail</b>, a <b>Dunlin</b>, a <b>Snipe</b>, a <b>Whimbrel</b>, two <b>Curlew</b>, 110 <b>Lesser Black-backed Gull</b>, 138 <b>Great Black-backed Gull</b> including a roost of 125 on North Plain (numbers are building up now that there are so many vulnerable <b>Manx Shearwater </b>chicks across the Island), three <b>Skylark</b> including two over high, two <b>Sand Martin</b>, eight <b>House Martin</b>, 77 <b>Meadow Pipit</b>, three <b>Grey Wagtail</b>, 19 <b><i>alba</i>wagtail</b>, 12 <b>Robin</b>, 12 <b>Wheatear </b>including at least two probable <i>leucorhoa</i>, the first <b>Grasshopper Warbler</b> to be seen this September, a <b>Sedge Warbler</b>, three <b>Blackcap</b>, a <b>Whitethroat</b>, 13<b> Chiffchaff</b>, five <b>Willow Warbler</b> and three <b>Spotted Flycatcher</b>.<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FCL8DYoMtrk/UjTRcpXxVuI/AAAAAAAACTQ/_JtD7aL8ZlU/s1600/DSC_5084.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FCL8DYoMtrk/UjTRcpXxVuI/AAAAAAAACTQ/_JtD7aL8ZlU/s640/DSC_5084.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">We are still checking the Manx Shearwater study burrows as hatching dates were typically protracted. Thus, whilst many chicks have now fledged, there are still some down their burrows, some of which are still a good couple of weeks off fledging. Whether these birds will go on to fledge remains to be seen. This bird is almost fully winged but the adult plumage is still hidden under a good covering of down. It is not unusual for fledging birds to still have patches of down, particularly on their heads and around their legs and vent. © Giselle Eagle<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ojEWbCWFZug/UjTRwvpreqI/AAAAAAAACTY/6nJu5JukXR0/s1600/DSC_4999.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ojEWbCWFZug/UjTRwvpreqI/AAAAAAAACTY/6nJu5JukXR0/s640/DSC_4999.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Storm Petrel chicks seemingly stay on Skokholm for longer than Manx Shearwater chicks, with all four chicks we can see still quite a way off fledging. The Little Bay Wall chick has grown its wing a further 11mm in five days whilst also gaining 1.7g. © Giselle Eagle<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PUtZNlDulLU/UjTSB0vLF-I/AAAAAAAACTg/XlrFE8XE4i0/s1600/DSC_4996.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PUtZNlDulLU/UjTSB0vLF-I/AAAAAAAACTg/XlrFE8XE4i0/s640/DSC_4996.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SCT0sIo8SP0/UjTSXXSZ3wI/AAAAAAAACTo/0K6uIu-MJL0/s1600/DSC_4997.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SCT0sIo8SP0/UjTSXXSZ3wI/AAAAAAAACTo/0K6uIu-MJL0/s640/DSC_4997.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">We have been developing more Storm Petrel boxes with the hope of gaining a study population large enough that we can estimate productivity among other interesting things. The latest design is a concrete chamber, more reminiscent of the natural sites they use. © Giselle Eagle<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9MAw-Z25nAg/UjTSq4Hy5VI/AAAAAAAACTw/uKeXJeTG8_E/s1600/DSC_5086.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9MAw-Z25nAg/UjTSq4Hy5VI/AAAAAAAACTw/uKeXJeTG8_E/s640/DSC_5086.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pHTs6EMn74k/UjTTCMaOuwI/AAAAAAAACT4/JbyuyfHyaVg/s1600/P1010343.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pHTs6EMn74k/UjTTCMaOuwI/AAAAAAAACT4/JbyuyfHyaVg/s640/P1010343.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Howard is not just an amazing carpenter, he has also been busy painting the lighthouse doors and photographing invertebrates such as this Devil’s Coach Horse. © Giselle Eagle and Howard Driver<o:p></o:p></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6BzAvwHlxcY/UY6KSmLhwjI/AAAAAAAABDA/ZYu32dto2Rs/s1600/Badger.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6BzAvwHlxcY/UY6KSmLhwjI/AAAAAAAABDA/ZYu32dto2Rs/s200/Badger.png" width="150" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Come and stay</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.welshwildlife.org/islandaccom/staying-on-skokholm/"><span style="color: #741b47; font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif;">http://www.welshwildlife.org/islandaccom/staying-on-skokholm/</span></a></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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