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Last day of June

lørdag 30. juni 2018
af Michele Pes

This morning Peter and I go to the beach to the north to monitor the chicks of ringed plovers and to find the terms favourite roosting spot. We observe two of the the chicks of ringed plovers that we have ringed more than two weeks ago, sandwich terns, common terns, arctic terns, gannets, eiders, great black-backed gulls, lesser black-backed gulls, herring gulls, black-headed gulls, five honey buzzards, kestrels, cormorants and various species of passerines.

In mid-morning we return to the observatory to entertain tourists and work on the PC until lunchtime.

In the afternoon, Peter stay at the observatory to work on the internal tasks, while I go out to take some photos that I need for an activity with the visitors. I go back to the observatory at 6.00 pm to prepare dinner, Italian pasta with mushrooms. After dinner we meet to plan the various activities for the next few days. We decide to go and ring Grenen tomorrow morning if the wind is not strong.

We have received a book a few days ago from the Norwegian Store Færder Fugelstajon as a gift. It celebrates 50 years of the observatories life and is a very interesting read (for those of us that can read Norwegian!)

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Ringed plover adult