Here Kitti Kitti!

Friday, July 5th 2013

It is the last full day for the team at Cape Wrath, ringing was planned but the weather had other ideas.  An email just said 'white water!'

White water

So getting ready for the journey south was carried out and the boats were packed up ready to start their journey home too.

Boats getting ready to head home

The rain had blown through on very strong winds and then the blue skies gave excellent opportunities for photographs.

Faraid Head

This afternoon the team managed to get out to visit a Kittiwake Colony - they appear not to have been very co-operative!

Here Kitti Kitti

They start their long journey home tomorrow. 

After discussion it was decided that the weather had not read the weather forecast as it was meant to be sunny by mid morning at Foxglove.  Drizzle continued until lunch time and finally the sun came out about tea time!  Although the wind also continued very strong it did not stop the House Martins hunting over the wetland ponds or the Buzzard circling overhead.  On the Lake a Tufted Duck has young chicks.  They always breed late in the season.

As has already been said the bumble bees are busy, especially around the Raspberries.  Today, although not a good photograph, this bee was caught with huge pollen sacs, feeding.

Bee with pollen sacs feeding on Raspberry

Other flowers that are important to bees are the clovers, Red, Zig-Zag and White (shown below).  

White Clover

Volunteers were again busy today carrying out  a variety of tasks from dusting to pruning, putting holes in pencils for CES papers, checking the orchids and filling the feeders.  Thank you very much for your help.


(1) Comments:

GHJD responded on 6th Jul 2013 with...

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Brilliant stuff.  Well done on keeping the information coming. Only sad I couldn’t be there..

 

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