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1st to 22nd January– A brand-new year and also an active closure

1st to 22nd January– A brand-new year and also an active closure

Solid western end up
to the 15th. Light winds from the northwest on the second and also light to modest winds
from the 16th.

It is currently completion of an additional hectic closure, the only month
of the year when the island is shut to site visitors. This enables us to finish
essential upkeep service the homes.

Adversary’s Cooking area © Stuart Cossey
West Shore © Stuart Cossey
Kistvean Fish Pond © Stuart Cossey

17 Mallard stay
around the island and also approximately 11 Teal
have actually been seen on Pondsbury. A man Usual
Scoter was off the Touchdown Coastline on.
the 18th. The Greylag Goose
continued to be in Barton’s Area. A solitary Woodpigeon
remained in Quarter Wall Surface Copse on the 1st. An additional was after that seen in Millcombe from.
the 17th. Water Rail have actually been hiring Millcombe and also one was purged by Quarter.
Wall surface on the 17th.

A group of 25 Oystercatcher
were seen roosting bellow Tibbets on the 13th. Sets have actually likewise begun to.
expanded along the East Shore. Golden
Plover were listened to flying over on the.
9th and also 17th. 2 were after that seen in Block Area on the 20th and also were signed up with by.
a 3rd on the 22nd. A Woodcock was.
purged from Millcombe on the 20th and also an additional from along the Lower East on the.
22nd. Snipe have actually prevailed in the.
damp locations around the island and also a solitary Jack
Snipe was purged on the 7th. A.
tiny group of Purple Sandpiper appear to be wintering on.
the island with 4 seen at Brazen Ward on the first and also 9 there on the 13th.

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Purple Sandpipers, Brazen Ward © Stuart Cossey
Purple Sandpipers, Brazen Ward © Stuart Cossey
Golden Plover, Block Area © Stuart Cossey

As Much As 280 Herring Gulls remained in the ranch areas throughout the solid winds at the start of the month. This after that gradually went down to around 100 as winds cooled down. Among the big gulls a Juvenile Yellow legged Gull was seen on the 16th and also a grown-up Iceland Gull on the 22nd. Off the East Shore the seawatching enhanced the 16th when 500 Kittiwake were viewed as well as 8 Usual Gulls When the winds relaxed Fulmar and also Guillemot started to go back to Jenny’s Cove to examine nest websites. It was likewise very easy to choose 6 Red throated Scuba Divers on the 20th and also 3 on the 21st. As much as 3 Excellent N orthern Scuba Divers have actually remained in the Touchdown Bay.

Great Northern Scuba Diver, Touchdown Bay © Stuart Cossey
Iceland Gull, High Road Area © Stuart Cossey

A couple of predators continued to be on the island over winter months with.
a Kestrel seen on the first and also 7th. Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and also Merlin
have actually been seen a lot more routinely. The Jackdaw
Seen on the 23rd October is still existing and also typically seen foraging in the.
Outdoor camping Area.

It has actually been silent for tiny birds. 2 Goldcrest have actually been overwintering in Millcombe and also were signed up with by.
3 brand-new birds on the 20th. Solitary Redwing
were seen on the second, 20th and also 21st. The initial Stonechat of the year was seen on the 7th and also a set remained in South.
West Area on the 22nd. A tiny group of Chaffinch
have actually been roosting in Millcombe. 17 were seen on the second and also a couple of brand-new birds.
raised the matter to 24 on the 20th. 2 Siskin
flew over on the 16th. A couple of Linnet
were seen flying over throughout tranquil climate. 22 were taped on the second, 2 on.
the 17th and also 31 on the 20th.

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Stonechat, Pointless Wall Surface © Stuart Cossey

In non-avian information, a Harbour
Cetacean was seen off Rat Island on.
the 7th and also 2 were searching off Brazen Ward and also Gannets Rock on the 13th and also.
14th. An additional was off The Battery on the 21st. 2 tiny Portuguese Male o’ battle were depleted on Adversary’s Cooking area.

Portuguese Male o’ Battle, Adversary’s Cooking area © Stuart Cossey

Factors: Stuart Cossey, Rosie Ellis



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