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2013 2013 2013 <div class="MsoNormal">A stunning day of massive skies saw Skokholm surrounded by various heavy showers and lightning storms, however not a drop has fallen and the Lighthouse tanks remain empty. As if fleeing the storm to the south, a steady passage of <b>Swallows</b> headed northeast early on, 319 birds passing the Lighthouse in less than 30 minutes and tracking along the coast. No doubt many more passed by, but there were clearly birds on the move and we were tempted inland. End of day totals came to two <b>Grey Heron</b>, 12 <b>Common Scoter</b>, a <b>Kestrel</b>, a <b>Water Rail</b>, a <b>Dunlin</b>, three <b>Snipe</b>, ten <b>Black-tailed Godwit</b>, four <b>Bar-tailed Godwit</b>, three <b>Whimbrel</b>, eight <b>Curlew</b>, a <b>Redshank</b>, four <b>Black-headed Gull</b>, 30 <b>Kittiwake</b>, four <b>Skylark</b>, four <b>Sand Martin</b>, 451 <b>Swallow</b>, two <b>House Martin</b>, a <b>Tree Pipit</b>, the first two <b>Grey Wagtail</b> of the autumn, 43 <b><i>alba</i> wagtail</b>, 17 <b>Robin</b>, 121 <b>Wheatear</b>, four <b>Sedge Warbler</b>, two <b>Reed Warbler</b>, two <b>Blackcap</b>, five <b>Whitethroat</b>, 13 <b>Chiffchaff</b>, 34 <b>Willow Warbler</b>, a <b>Goldcrest</b>, 11 <b>Spotted Flycatcher</b>, a <b>Pied Flycatcher</b>, four <b>Starling</b>, four <b>Goldfinch</b> and three <b>Reed Bunting</b>. The dark nights are perfect for fledgling <b>Manx Shearwaters</b>, offering them some degree of protection from the <b>Great Black-backed Gulls</b> as they take their first flights. The number of <b>Storm Petrels</b> visiting the Island has dropped markedly, presumably due to failed breeding attempts and fewer non-breeding visitors; only five adults were trapped during the previous night.<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/-lfn6ECqrhcA/UipI_cuvRKI/AAAAAAAACOc/ErjZgyAh1Nw/s1600/DSC_4853.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lfn6ECqrhcA/UipI_cuvRKI/AAAAAAAACOc/ErjZgyAh1Nw/s640/DSC_4853.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LO8AUdU4G9Q/UipKSiaymPI/AAAAAAAACOs/Z40-nsC99Dg/s1600/DSC_4855.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LO8AUdU4G9Q/UipKSiaymPI/AAAAAAAACOs/Z40-nsC99Dg/s640/DSC_4855.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">A day of spectacular skies with huge anvil clouds, flashes of lightning and no rain. © 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">A stunning day of massive skies saw Skokholm surrounded by various heavy showers and lightning storms, however not a drop has fallen and the Lighthouse tanks remain empty. As if fleeing the storm to the south, a steady passage of <b>Swallows</b> headed northeast early on, 319 birds passing the Lighthouse in less than 30 minutes and tracking along the coast. No doubt many more passed by, but there were clearly birds on the move and we were tempted inland. End of day totals came to two <b>Grey Heron</b>, 12 <b>Common Scoter</b>, a <b>Kestrel</b>, a <b>Water Rail</b>, a <b>Dunlin</b>, three <b>Snipe</b>, ten <b>Black-tailed Godwit</b>, four <b>Bar-tailed Godwit</b>, three <b>Whimbrel</b>, eight <b>Curlew</b>, a <b>Redshank</b>, four <b>Black-headed Gull</b>, 30 <b>Kittiwake</b>, four <b>Skylark</b>, four <b>Sand Martin</b>, 451 <b>Swallow</b>, two <b>House Martin</b>, a <b>Tree Pipit</b>, the first two <b>Grey Wagtail</b> of the autumn, 43 <b><i>alba</i> wagtail</b>, 17 <b>Robin</b>, 121 <b>Wheatear</b>, four <b>Sedge Warbler</b>, two <b>Reed Warbler</b>, two <b>Blackcap</b>, five <b>Whitethroat</b>, 13 <b>Chiffchaff</b>, 34 <b>Willow Warbler</b>, a <b>Goldcrest</b>, 11 <b>Spotted Flycatcher</b>, a <b>Pied Flycatcher</b>, four <b>Starling</b>, four <b>Goldfinch</b> and three <b>Reed Bunting</b>. The dark nights are perfect for fledgling <b>Manx Shearwaters</b>, offering them some degree of protection from the <b>Great Black-backed Gulls</b> as they take their first flights. The number of <b>Storm Petrels</b> visiting the Island has dropped markedly, presumably due to failed breeding attempts and fewer non-breeding visitors; only five adults were trapped during the previous night.<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/-lfn6ECqrhcA/UipI_cuvRKI/AAAAAAAACOc/ErjZgyAh1Nw/s1600/DSC_4853.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lfn6ECqrhcA/UipI_cuvRKI/AAAAAAAACOc/ErjZgyAh1Nw/s640/DSC_4853.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LO8AUdU4G9Q/UipKSiaymPI/AAAAAAAACOs/Z40-nsC99Dg/s1600/DSC_4855.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LO8AUdU4G9Q/UipKSiaymPI/AAAAAAAACOs/Z40-nsC99Dg/s640/DSC_4855.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">A day of spectacular skies with huge anvil clouds, flashes of lightning and no rain. © 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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