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2013 2013 2013 <div class="MsoNormal">Following several days of exhausting pond digging it would seem that today was not the best day to take delivery of 30 bottles of propane and 100 paving slabs. However living on Islands dictates that you take things whenever the weather and tides permit. So we found ourselves in South Haven this afternoon, unloading the Lady Helen just after low water on spring tides. This means a race against time to get things up the jetty before the sea sweeps in. We did it, just, although Rich got a wet foot at the end. We would like to say a huge thank you to visiting ringer Ian Dillon who helped massively. The third <b>Greenshank </b>of the year called as it flew over the Farm and a <b>Golden Plover</b>was also vocal. A <b>Whimbrel</b>, seven <b>Curlew</b> and a <b>Common Sandpiper</b> were the other waders. A <b>Redstart</b> at the Lighthouse this evening was the first of the autumn and the <b>Pied Flycatcher</b> trapped yesterday remained around the Farm. Eight <b>Sedge Warbler</b> included two with high fat deposits indicative of migrants and two <b>Whitethroat</b> were trapped. A flock of 138 <b>Jackdaw </b>was the highest count of the autumn. <b>Grey Seals</b> were seen mating for the first time this year.&nbsp;<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/-jVuVm4xQfOg/UhZ88VRJPOI/AAAAAAAACF4/9IqxcZgVaSc/s1600/DSC_4586.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jVuVm4xQfOg/UhZ88VRJPOI/AAAAAAAACF4/9IqxcZgVaSc/s640/DSC_4586.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">What are we going to do with 100 paving slabs? A new patio for the Lighthouse? You have probably already spotted them in the photos we post of our Manx Shearwater study burrows. They provide the roofs to the nest chambers which allow us to reach the chick to monitor growth and survival. Thirty gas bottles are enough to last a whole year these days, far fewer than we used to use before the days of solar fridges and solar heated hot water. Huge thanks also to John Reynolds of Dale Sailing for the delivery. © 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">Following several days of exhausting pond digging it would seem that today was not the best day to take delivery of 30 bottles of propane and 100 paving slabs. However living on Islands dictates that you take things whenever the weather and tides permit. So we found ourselves in South Haven this afternoon, unloading the Lady Helen just after low water on spring tides. This means a race against time to get things up the jetty before the sea sweeps in. We did it, just, although Rich got a wet foot at the end. We would like to say a huge thank you to visiting ringer Ian Dillon who helped massively. The third <b>Greenshank </b>of the year called as it flew over the Farm and a <b>Golden Plover</b>was also vocal. A <b>Whimbrel</b>, seven <b>Curlew</b> and a <b>Common Sandpiper</b> were the other waders. A <b>Redstart</b> at the Lighthouse this evening was the first of the autumn and the <b>Pied Flycatcher</b> trapped yesterday remained around the Farm. Eight <b>Sedge Warbler</b> included two with high fat deposits indicative of migrants and two <b>Whitethroat</b> were trapped. A flock of 138 <b>Jackdaw </b>was the highest count of the autumn. <b>Grey Seals</b> were seen mating for the first time this year.&nbsp;<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/-jVuVm4xQfOg/UhZ88VRJPOI/AAAAAAAACF4/9IqxcZgVaSc/s1600/DSC_4586.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jVuVm4xQfOg/UhZ88VRJPOI/AAAAAAAACF4/9IqxcZgVaSc/s640/DSC_4586.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">What are we going to do with 100 paving slabs? A new patio for the Lighthouse? You have probably already spotted them in the photos we post of our Manx Shearwater study burrows. They provide the roofs to the nest chambers which allow us to reach the chick to monitor growth and survival. Thirty gas bottles are enough to last a whole year these days, far fewer than we used to use before the days of solar fridges and solar heated hot water. Huge thanks also to John Reynolds of Dale Sailing for the delivery. © 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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