Tuesday 24th July 2012 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’s – A Hobby, 4 Crossbills and 3 Siskins (including a young bird) were at Innisidgen. Siskins are now known to have bred on the islands for the first time.

At sea – The highlight of a quiet pelagic/sharking trip was a Leatherback Turtle which showed well. Also seen on the trip were 30+ European Storm-petrels, a Sooty Shearwater and a Great Skua. 4 Blue Sharks were caught and tagged.

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