Wednesday, April 30, 2008

29th April, 2008.

An early morning seawatch produced nothing compared to yesterday except a few Whimbrel coming in or sweeping north. The most surreal aspect of the two hours was the absence of wind noise and a flat calm sea , which itself produced no sound as it met the shore. Whilst you have perhaps to have lived "next the sea" to appreciate this , the scenario makes for a silent, almost frozen landscape as if seen on a canvas. With thoughts turning to art it was a good indication little was happening as far as birds were concerned!!!

The remainder of the day was spent on census work with little or no time for birdwatching. The early evening still saw Whimbrel arriving on to the shores of Loch Indaal, a migration that we usually see continuing well into May. The local Snipe commenced to display last night for the first time noticed this season with this activity usually being the sole indication of their presence.

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