Sunday 10 September 2017


Whilst I was in Scotland a couple of weeks ago I took a visit to Burghead and I was pleasantly surprised to find about 90 Kittiwakes roosting on the seaward side of the Harbour wall.

Amongst them was a juvenile with a series of uncoded colour-rings. After a bit of detective work I managed to find out that it had been ringed at Finistère, Brittany, France on July 5th 2017. This is quite an impressive northward dispersal from its natal colony. I also learnt that it's mother has reached the ripe old age of 22. 

The Kittiwakes proved to be very photogenic especially the juveniles.

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