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2013 2013 2013 <div class="MsoNormal">We all awoke to a thick mist which somewhat impaired the morning’s birding, the sort of mist which reduces birds to silhouettes and makes everything appear huge. Nevertheless it was clear that migrants had come in, although the reduced visibility probably resulted in substantial underestimates. The totals for the day were a <b>Water Rail</b>, ten <b>Ringed Plover</b>, six <b>Purple Sandpiper</b>, a <b>Whimbrel</b>, three <b>Curlew</b>, five <b>Turnstone</b>, a <b>Black-headed Gull</b>, a <b>Skylark</b>, a <b>Sand Martin</b>, 80 <b>Swallow</b>, three (although possibly up to six) <b>Tree Pipit</b>, 70 <b>Meadow Pipit</b>, three <b>Grey Wagtail</b>, 26 <b><i>alba</i> wagtail</b>, two <b>Dunnock</b>, 28 <b>Robin</b>, nine <b>Wheatear</b>, five <b>Sedge Warbler</b>, eight <b>Blackcap</b>, two <b>Whitethroat</b>, 45 <b>Chiffchaff</b>, 15 <b>Willow Warbler</b>, 12 <b>Goldcrest</b>, six <b>Spotted Flycatcher</b>, three <b>Starling </b>and five <b>Reed Bunting</b>. We had the nets open for a few hours early on and 38 birds were trapped including a control <b>Willow Warbler</b>. The Work Party is still working wonders, with a new door for the workshop (which is probably the finest door on the Island), plastering around the new windows, the continued demolition of the old dumper and water tanks, the lighthouse front door stripped and repaired and the water ram repaired, to name but a few of the jobs tackled today. Anna again kept us going with excellent food. <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/-aSChuP6EHC0/UjIuuGulBjI/AAAAAAAACSc/_zqbqEjEEBM/s1600/DSC_4945.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aSChuP6EHC0/UjIuuGulBjI/AAAAAAAACSc/_zqbqEjEEBM/s640/DSC_4945.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Birding conditions this morning were suboptimal. © 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://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bLekNjr3pG0/UjIu8VvOHnI/AAAAAAAACSk/qXi-SkxnPcE/s1600/DSC_4960.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bLekNjr3pG0/UjIu8VvOHnI/AAAAAAAACSk/qXi-SkxnPcE/s640/DSC_4960.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Having spent over two months on Skokholm, our Long-term Volunteers have seen lots of birds in the hand and are both now handling more birds. Steve is not just good at fixing water rams, here he is taking Laura through the intricacies of <i>Phylloscopus </i>warbler identification. © Giselle Eagle<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">We all awoke to a thick mist which somewhat impaired the morning’s birding, the sort of mist which reduces birds to silhouettes and makes everything appear huge. Nevertheless it was clear that migrants had come in, although the reduced visibility probably resulted in substantial underestimates. The totals for the day were a <b>Water Rail</b>, ten <b>Ringed Plover</b>, six <b>Purple Sandpiper</b>, a <b>Whimbrel</b>, three <b>Curlew</b>, five <b>Turnstone</b>, a <b>Black-headed Gull</b>, a <b>Skylark</b>, a <b>Sand Martin</b>, 80 <b>Swallow</b>, three (although possibly up to six) <b>Tree Pipit</b>, 70 <b>Meadow Pipit</b>, three <b>Grey Wagtail</b>, 26 <b><i>alba</i> wagtail</b>, two <b>Dunnock</b>, 28 <b>Robin</b>, nine <b>Wheatear</b>, five <b>Sedge Warbler</b>, eight <b>Blackcap</b>, two <b>Whitethroat</b>, 45 <b>Chiffchaff</b>, 15 <b>Willow Warbler</b>, 12 <b>Goldcrest</b>, six <b>Spotted Flycatcher</b>, three <b>Starling </b>and five <b>Reed Bunting</b>. We had the nets open for a few hours early on and 38 birds were trapped including a control <b>Willow Warbler</b>. The Work Party is still working wonders, with a new door for the workshop (which is probably the finest door on the Island), plastering around the new windows, the continued demolition of the old dumper and water tanks, the lighthouse front door stripped and repaired and the water ram repaired, to name but a few of the jobs tackled today. Anna again kept us going with excellent food. <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/-aSChuP6EHC0/UjIuuGulBjI/AAAAAAAACSc/_zqbqEjEEBM/s1600/DSC_4945.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aSChuP6EHC0/UjIuuGulBjI/AAAAAAAACSc/_zqbqEjEEBM/s640/DSC_4945.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Birding conditions this morning were suboptimal. © 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://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bLekNjr3pG0/UjIu8VvOHnI/AAAAAAAACSk/qXi-SkxnPcE/s1600/DSC_4960.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bLekNjr3pG0/UjIu8VvOHnI/AAAAAAAACSk/qXi-SkxnPcE/s640/DSC_4960.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Having spent over two months on Skokholm, our Long-term Volunteers have seen lots of birds in the hand and are both now handling more birds. Steve is not just good at fixing water rams, here he is taking Laura through the intricacies of <i>Phylloscopus </i>warbler identification. © Giselle Eagle<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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