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Forum: Sea Watch Yesterday, 04:25
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Posted By andreadawn
Short video showing Manx Shearwaters in burrow, Skomer Island, Wales

A nice little bit of video from the Skomer Manx Shearwater burrow cam showing the adults swapping over nesting duties. They have a very young chick.

As of today the chick appears to be old enough to...
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Saturday 4th July 2020, 10:19
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By andreadawn
Skomer Puffin and Manx Shearwater Cams

Plenty of action at the Puffin colony at times.

The Manx Shearwater cam is in one of the burrows. They have a very recently hatched chick. Some lovely sounds coming from them at times. Very...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st July 2020, 15:39
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By andreadawn
Thanks for that Deb but it's not the Skerries....

Thanks for that Deb but it's not the Skerries. It's Foulney Island in the south west corner of Cumbria. Some of the birds moved to the neighbouring reserve on Walney Island but aren't there now. The...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st July 2020, 15:17
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By andreadawn
Where have my terns gone?

Ok, they're not actually my terns, but some of them have gone missing.

There are two tern colonies close to where I live. One has Sandwich, Common and Little Terns. Although I haven't done any...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th June 2020, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By andreadawn
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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th June 2020, 19:05
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Views: 184
Posted By andreadawn
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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th June 2020, 18:54
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Views: 184
Posted By andreadawn
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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th June 2020, 18:46
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By andreadawn
Views from a sea kayak

(I'll put this in here because I'm not really sure which is the best place to put it as it's not purely about birds. No doubt the mods will move it if they see fit)

If you have ever wondered whether...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 28th June 2020, 16:24
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By andreadawn
Viper's-bugloss trumps Rose-coloured Starling

A few days ago I had a wander down to one of my local reserves. I haven't visited it during lockdown as the car park has been closed and it's a little too far to walk from home but the car park has...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 28th June 2020, 15:22
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By andreadawn
I suspect that the destruction of plenty of...

I suspect that the destruction of plenty of sensitive wildlife sites will be considered acceptable collateral damage in the rush to get us out of the economic hole left by Covid 19 and play catch up...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th June 2020, 16:05
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By andreadawn
The bird looks like it is using a small hole in...

The bird looks like it is using a small hole in the bark of the tree as an anvil. This is common Great Spotted Woodpecker behaviour. The anvil may be as simple as a crevice in the bark of a tree or...
Forum: Lists Friday 19th June 2020, 16:31
Replies: 40
Views: 2,978
Posted By andreadawn
Gill, a McDonalds Drive Thru list sounds great. I...

Gill, a McDonalds Drive Thru list sounds great. I think you need to start a thread about that. One of the things I really love about birdwatching is that you can have amazing wildlife experiences...
Forum: Lists Friday 19th June 2020, 16:29
Replies: 40
Views: 2,978
Posted By andreadawn
Sadly not. I'm not allowed to use any personal...

Sadly not. I'm not allowed to use any personal electronic device, including cameras, in the driving cab due to the risk of distraction. I often joke about how much time I spend watching wildlife but...
Forum: Lists Wednesday 17th June 2020, 17:56
Replies: 40
Views: 2,978
Posted By andreadawn
Still nothing new to add. Looks like it might be...

Still nothing new to add. Looks like it might be a bit of a lean year this year. Still, a Little Owl was a nice treat this morning. I saw it about ten minutes into my first journey at 0700, perched...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Monday 15th June 2020, 11:55
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By andreadawn
Keep us updated please whatever you find out.

Keep us updated please whatever you find out.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Saturday 13th June 2020, 04:33
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By andreadawn
Great Skuas perhaps? They are certainly capable...

Great Skuas perhaps? They are certainly capable of killing large gulls and would likely tear the carcass open and feed on it out on the water, leaving the remains to drift away on the tide. Perhaps...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 10th June 2020, 20:01
Replies: 470
Views: 91,455
Posted By andreadawn
New book about the human and natural history of...

New book about the human and natural history of Skomer by Mike Alexander, one of the previous wardens. Sounds interesting. Due November 2020.

https://www.nhbs.com/skomer-island-book
Forum: Lists Wednesday 10th June 2020, 19:11
Replies: 40
Views: 2,978
Posted By andreadawn
Thanks, Steve. Today the Eider crèche had...

Thanks, Steve.

Today the Eider crèche had roughly doubled in size. One of the largest I've seen. Of course most of these ducklings won't survive to breeding age but it was impressive to see. This is...
Forum: Lists Tuesday 9th June 2020, 17:21
Replies: 40
Views: 2,978
Posted By andreadawn
Again, nothing new to add, but a few interesting...

Again, nothing new to add, but a few interesting wildlife sightings from the past couple of days.

Yesterday, a female Shelduck was trying to lead her seven young across the railway line and down...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 9th June 2020, 16:40
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By andreadawn
An adult Whooper spent some time in my local area...

An adult Whooper spent some time in my local area last June mingling with the resident Mute Swans that frequent a small estuary at Haverigg in the south west corner of Cumbria.

At low tide it spent...
Forum: Lists Saturday 30th May 2020, 16:41
Replies: 40
Views: 2,978
Posted By andreadawn
Forgot to add, the dead Gannet from early march...

Forgot to add, the dead Gannet from early march is still lying on the track near Kendal where it was originally killed. None of the local scavengers appear to have touched it. Dead things lying on...
Forum: Lists Saturday 30th May 2020, 16:35
Replies: 40
Views: 2,978
Posted By andreadawn
OK, finally added Willow Warbler recently with...

OK, finally added Willow Warbler recently with certainty whilst stopped at a station.

107. Willow Warbler.

Recent days have been dominated by near misses with Badgers and Roe Deer though no...
Forum: Nikon Friday 22nd May 2020, 23:04
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By andreadawn
I think you are expecting a little too much from...

I think you are expecting a little too much from your equipment.

The hawk picture is a really extreme crop. It is slightly underexposed which will accentuate any noise, particularly in the plain...
Forum: Latest news from the RSPB Friday 22nd May 2020, 06:42
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By andreadawn
RSPB starting to reopen reserves

The RSPB have started reopening some of their reserves and car parks, though not hides, toilets or visitor centres.

Current list and information...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 18th May 2020, 17:00
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By andreadawn
I'm slightly disappointed. Given the thread title...

I'm slightly disappointed. Given the thread title I was hoping for a crawly thing with legs (but then it would be in the wrong forum).
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