Friday, May 26, 2006

Miles and miles of nuttin

This morning was one of those days when the sea is not only flat, but it's completely silent. You look round and there's wee black dots all around - a cornucopia, a smorgasbord even, of seabirds. Admittedly, they're mostly Guillemots and Razorbill, but it's the principle of the thing. And Eiders - they always sound like they've just seen something surprising. 'ooooh!' Also visibility was brilliant - crystal to the horizon. 15 Common Scoters went north, and 4 Manx Shearwaters, otherwise I was just watching the Kittiwakes feeding.

On the land, I don't see a whole lot of migration going on. A whole load of sexy antics and some heavy-duty parenting. The Grey Wagtails seem to have bred - at least both were carrying food.

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