11th April 2017

Another bright start to the day with a strengthening in the NNE wind.

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Raven on the cliffs near the very highest point of the headland this morning.

A quieter morning for me with less the 10 Willow Warbler and 4 Blackcap seen. I covered the area around the Old trapping area to Shooters Bottom and back. The Ravens must be close to fledging, usually an event that occurs around mid April. Hard to say how many young are in the nest this year due to the viewing angle, there’s a limit to how much I’m willing to lean over the edge to see… it’s 162 metres (531 ft) to the rocks below! The Cowslip and Early Purple Orchids are just beginning to show in numbers around the headland. I noticed some Spider Orchids just beginning to show near Belle Tout at the weekend although they are not yet in flower. Other than good numbers of breeding Linnet, 4/5 pairs of Stonechat the bushes were lacking in promise today.

JC. had a couple of Whitethroat and another Redstart I think thats about the 5th so far this month.

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