Friday, 21 June 2013

Chicks developing nicely

Tonight I spent a couple of hours on the coast, the Guillemot chicks are coming on quite nicely. Two of them tonight were stretching and flapping their wings as they approach their perilous jump off the cliffs to the shingle below and eventually into the water. To date this year I have records of 7 Razorbill chicks, 15 Guillemot chicks and still to prove from egg stage to chick are 4 Razorbill and 19 Guillemot.
The Shag below is on 1 egg laid in the last 48 hrs

A Cormorant nest containing 2 eggs has been closed out tonight, the nest containing no eggs and no birds. Probable predation and the same can also be said for the Coot eggs below at Stithians

I'm hoping the forecast is wrong for tomorrow and that it's actually dry. Could do with an 8hr session tomorrow to prove the Auks that were still on an egg for their last record.

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