Thursday, 15 July 2010
Having terrible trouble with the wind
I've just had to abort my kittiwake productivity monitoring because I was having great trouble with a force 5 wind trying to blow me and my equipment off the cliff. Plus the fact that I couldn't hold the binoculars or the telescope steady enough to see the birds clearly. This particular part of the seabird monitoring we do is to monitor the breeding success of our kittiwakes, pretty important stuff as these are the birds that have declined most markedly over the last decade or so. I will have to hope for a better forecast for the weekend and I can have another try.