Eider Census Results

14th June 2010 – sunny spells SW 1/2
Remaining quiet over the sea with just small numbers of Gannet, Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern and Red-breasted Merganser logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 4 Teal continue to linger but there was no sign of yesterdays Garganey.
Breeding Birds
The Eider census revealed that the number of nesting females remained steady at around 185-195 birds, however, numbers are a pale shadow of those present in the early 1990s when 1500 nests were counted. Productivity also remains a concern with very few ducklings seen this year.
A Harbour Porpoise was offshore.
Celypha lacunana, Agriphila straminella
and Clay were all new for the year.