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Recent sightings

5 May 2013

Rab carried out a Tystie count by boat  for SNH, finding 349 birds, nearly 2% of the estimated Scottish population.

Apart from this we have been unable to land on the island this year.

25 March 2012

Rab & Nigel attend opening of the new 'hotel.' First migrants seen were 2 male wheatears near the lighthouse, and at least 20 meadow pipits moving north.

November 2010 

Rab's recent visits to Sanda has found the island very quiet for birds.

End July - early August 2010

Rab Morton, Rob Lightfoot and John Walder return for Fulmars and Manxie chicks.

26 June - 3 July 2010

Nigel Scriven, with Rab & Jimmy Morton spent the week doing shags, gull chicks and auk chicks, including a memorable day on Glunimore when over 1000 Guillemots were ringed.

17 to 20  June 2010 Visit was by Nigel Scriven and Rab Morton

The trip was a recce for the main seabird ringing period from 26 June to 10 July. Signs of suspected mink predation (bird remains) was found between Wallaces Rocks and the auk colony on the south coast. However it had not had a great impact, and there were plenty of eggs and young chicks in evidence.

For past ringing totals list see file in Library Section

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