Golden Oriole, M. Wallen
This week a lot of time was put into counting Gulls, Mike W counted Lesser Black, Tessa mapped Greater Blacks and Jo Herrings. Some of the Herring counts were done from Kayak, which was challenging in choppy conditions!
Our six volunteers this week have been merrily helping day visitors, particularly at the Wick using the new telescope to show them great views of the Razorbils, Guillemots and Kittiwakes.
First Greater Black chicks this week and Kittiwakes are incubating. A puffin count late in the week estimated 13508 Puffins.
The bluebells have been at their peak this week and looked stunning in North Valley with the low spring sunshine shining through them. There is a gale blowing at the moment which sadly is going to ruin them.