|Waiting for the sun to shine on the sun dial (Pic: Jason Moss)|
|Yummy earth worms (Pic: Jason Moss)|
What else has happened in the last week? Ed found a roost of 18 Purple Sandpiper on the Neck which was rather exciting. We all went back yesterday to have another look and to our delight they were still there- hunkered down in between rocks.
|Purple Sandpiper (Pic: Jason Moss)|
A non- wildlife highlight was the fact that we managed to get our four volunteers over despite the bad weather. All of us have been very busy scrubbing, dusting, painting and polishing to give the island the finishing touches before the visitors arrive.
|Bull with orange flipper tag which can only been seen...|
|...when he lifts his tail.|
|Ed and our volunteer Tanya helping Mick check his traps|
|One cute vole|
And what will happen next? We are hoping to get a rush of small migrant birds soon as it has been very quiet in the last week. Also we are expecting that our seabirds (Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots) will be present more regularly and for longer periods as April progresses. And last but not least, we are excited to welcome our first visitors to our amazing island.