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Saturday, 5 July 2014

5/7/14 More Guillemot updates

4th July 2014
  • 12 chicks (A,B,C,D,E,F,I,M,N,Q,R,S) The older chicks are becoming more active. "Feldspar" stood close to the edge looking out to sea - but then returned to the warmth and safety underneath its parent's wing. "Struvite" continues to roam a short distance from its parents. Today, it was brooded under the right wing of the site R adult - while "Regolith" was under the left wing.
  • 7 feeds (B,C,D,Ex2,I,M) As well as these 7 feeds, there was one feed before I started filming (N or E) and one after I stopped filming (site S, medium to large fish). The parents of "Basalt" and "Feldspar" both returned once without a fish.
  • The damp weather meant that I spent most of the two hours under an umbrella, so there were no Puffin counts today, and I did not observe the Yellow-orange footed Razorbill.



4th July Summary

3rd July 2014

  • 12 chicks (A,B,C,D,E,F,I,M,N,Q,R,S) One new chick "Erratic", hatched since yesterday. A fight between two adults (M2 and N1) resulted in N1 falling off the ledge. "Neolithic" was left unattended for 4m34s until N1 returned. "Struvite" moved around its area of the ledge. The R2 stood on "Struvite" leading to a fight between R2 and S1
  • 7 feeds (C,E,F,I,N,Q,S)
  • 32 Puffins seen on the land at St Philip's Stone.
  • Great Black-back and Herring Gull activity around St Philip's Stone, but no predation observed.
  • Yellow-orange footed Razorbill again present at F5.



3rd July Summary

2nd July 2014

  • 11 chicks (A,B,C,D,F,I,M,N,Q,R,S)
  • 5 feeds (Ax2,I,M,S)
  • 39 Puffins seen on the land at St Philip's Stone, including one with a metal ring on its right leg.
  • 105 Puffins seen on the land at Jenny's Cove.
  • Great Black-back and Herring Gull activity around St Philip's Stone, but no predation observed.
  • Yellow-orange footed Razorbill again present at F5.





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