Thursday 18 June 2009

Thurs 18th June

Another day busy with helping out at the Commonwealth Fly fishing competition, again down at Loch Gorm. The fishing was not so good today, as the wind was stronger as well as several squally showers through the day, at least I was better prepared for the weather compared to yesterday! Twice through the day, there was a Lesser Black Gull getting mobbed by a pair of Oystercatcher who may well have just had one of their young predated by the Gull. There were also several Sand Martins on the wing out looking for food skimming quite close to the surface of the water.
Michal e mailed in figures from the second Corncrake survey carried out on Monday night/ Tuesday morning. At present, the tally is 72 calling males, similar figures to last year, some areas are a bit lighter while others are up a bit.

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