Monday, 13 May 2013

Nesting time

How exhausting can it be to walk around lovely countryside and count some gull nests. I can tell you this: It is massively exhausting. We have been going up and down Skomer all day long from 8 in the morning till 6 in the evening, our eyes peeled on the ground not to miss a single nest. So far we have counted 1006 Lesser Black-backed Gull nests and we have come across some other nests too! Have a look at the pictures below and see whether you can guess what other nests we found. We still have got several study plots to count and the island will be closed to visitors till we are finished (latest on Thursday evening). If we are done earlier we will reopen Skomer, so keep an eye on the blog and twitter. As my eyes sting and my feet hurt I will not write anymore but have a relaxing evening and leave you with my little quizz.

Gull count team going to study plot through a field of Bluebells

Doing the count

Nest 1
Nest 2
Nest 3
Nest 4






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