Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Framing of the Shrew. Reprise

Squeeeeeezed in an hour's sewatch before work. 05:35 to 06:40, calm and sunny, not the best for seawatching, although there were some entertaining tight feeding flocks of Herring Gulls and Black-legged Kittiwakes on the water attended by Northern Fulmars, and 3 auk spp.

Four Manx Shearwaters went north (at a distance), 1 Great Skua north, and 1 south. 4 Arctic Skuas (Parasitic) went north, 3 together in a team picking on a single Kittiwake. 5 Arcti
c Terns south and 3 Sandwich Terns. 2 Common Scoters north and 37 south, in one flock. 69 Northern Gannets going north, and 1 Red-throated Diver north, followed by 12 Red-throated Divers going south, in 2 flocks. But I've been watching so many Bratz cartoons recently i was... like... so, what-EVER!!! Call the fashion police we have an outLAW.

Look at this Common Shrew, a fresh addition to my series. Note the interplay of light and shade on the rocks and its cold dead limbs.

..and I know how much you like a good Shag

European Shag
(the one on the left is going down)

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