19 May 2016

Super early Kittiwake chick

A quick trip out to Portreath this morning to check for Kittiwake eggs brought an unexpected surprise. Aside from three French-ringed birds and several birds on 1-2 eggs, an adult was seen brooding a single downy chick. This is 5-6 weeks earlier than in previous years and seems to be incredibly early compared to other studies.

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