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On the 29th July:


An evening visit to Chew Valley Lake where we saw the female Ring-necked Duck again, a Common Tern, 21 Black Terns, 8 Common Sandpipers, 6 Green Sandpipers and 2 Spotted Redshanks.


On the Galapagos Islands, 4 new birds seen today.

Red-footed Booby. 

Red-footed Booby 08a, Tower, Galapagos,


After a late night, up before dawn on Skomer, to record the Manx Shearwaters leaving. Later, seeing much the same as yesterday plus Gannets.

Manx Shearwater colony before dawn.

Manx Shearwater leaving at dawn.

Manx Shearwater colony - Nigel Tucker
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Manx Shearwater take-off - Nigel Tucker
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On a sound recording trip to Italy, to Stelvio National Park in the Alps.


Alpine Chough. 

Alpine Chough 01a, N. Italy, 8_97.jpg


Another visit to Northwick Warth and Pilning Wetlands seeing 2 Wheatears, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Wood Sandpipers, 60+ Dunlin and Ringed Plovers, a few Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, several Lapwing, a Common Sandpiper, a Snipe, Curlew, a Todds Canada Goose in with the flock of Canada Geese and lots of Swallows and martins.



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