June 12th   Leave a comment

The last couple of days have been windy with a fairly strong north-easterly, especially this morning. Eye watering but nice in its own way – the east coast in a gale is exciting. But slightly stressful in June as I worry about the newly fledged birds and particularly the eider chicks. The eiders at least were on the beach this morning with their chicks or in sheltered areas like stinky pool. There is quite an age range of eider chicks, and newly hatched chicks are still appearing, with more to come from the May Island (the warden is now back on the island so we will be able to keep track of what is happening there again). They won’t be crossing successfully today though. The gulls on the beach were leaning into the wind to stay upright and the waves are getting larger as I write. Storms in summer always seem much worse because there is so much more vegetation to flap and fly around.

Ways to deal with a June storm

Posted June 12, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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