May 27th   Leave a comment

There are eider chicks down at Roome Bay now. At least three females with week old ducklings this evening. The crossing from the May Island can’t have been very good for them yesterday in the strong winds but I suspect these have been here a few days. In the background, out over the now calm sea there was a steady passage of manx shearwaters passing to the east. I counted about 20 in 30 minutes. They are a bird of summer, sunlit evenings, flying past us as they circle around the UK on their long feeding trips. They might be from Rhum or they might be from Skomer.

New eider chicks (JA)

Posted May 27, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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