Friday, 6 April 2012

Berry Hd

Common migrants fairly numerous around the headland this morning: 7 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear and 1 Swallow.

A couple of paddle boarders decided to get in close to the Guillemot colony panicking at least 1/2 of the colony to leave the ledges. The Paddle boarders then loafed around watching the chaos (probably did even know what they had done!) for another 10 minutes. This sort of disturbance during peak breeding season could be disastrous for the colony with eggs or young being kicked off the ledges or gulls and crows predating unprotected nesting ledges.