News from Cape Wrath and a soggy Foxglove

Saturday, August 27th 2011

Modern technology has resulted in news from the ringing team in Cape Wrath. They caught and processed  204 Storm Petrels last night, including a Norwegian control and two other UK controls.  The photo below shows a Twite that was also ringed.

Twite

Meanwhile the damp morning turned into a very wet afternoon but this did not stop visitors coming to walk around and enjoy a rather soggy Foxglove Covert.  You can see by the pine needles the size of this Common Toad who was also enjoying a walk through the woodland.   He will not long have left the pond where he spent the first weeks of his life. His food will be tiny insects and other invertebrates.  Over winter he will hibernate.

Young Common Toad

Although most invertebrates were well hidden away to avoid the rain, this harvestman was staying dry on a tree trunk.

Harvestman


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