Thursday, November 24, 2005

Trip to Spectacle Island

Bill and Els took a boat trip to Spectacle Island on the 23rd Nov--Spectacle Island is just off Dodges Ferry. While having lunch on the boat anchored near the island there was an almighty commotion with great clouds of birds, mostly Crested Terns and Silver Gulls, wheeling above the island. Looking around they found the culprit--a Sea Eagle floating past having come from the direction of Woody Island, where there is an eyrie. The eagle passed over and drifted off toward Primrose Sands without taking any great interest in Spectacle. Large numbers of chicks are present on the island, the oldest being about 2 weeks old and keeping well under cover!!

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