Monday, 19 July 2010

Arctic Swarm

A walk around the patch this morning was most pleasant in the glorious sunshine and, although there wasn't much about in the way of return passage (45 Dunlin and a couple of Swallows), it was nice to see that the Arctic Tern colony was at least partially successful. A scan through the birds from a few hundred metres away showed at least 18 fairly well grown chicks wandering around (I'm pretty sure that a 'walk through' would reveal many more) and all the adults are now so defensive that any Gull, Skua or even Sheep gets absolutely battered if they go anywhere near them.

Arctic Terns.

Arctic Skua.

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