Well it will not be long before all the seabirds are gone and that will be it until next year. At the moment the Guillemots are the ones that have gone first and I don't think it will be long before the other seabirds will follow.
When you look at some of the cliff faces its totally bare and you think to yourself where has it gone. It was not long ago when I blogged about them arriving and all of a sudden I'm saying goodbye. It has not been the best of years for all the seabirds, but it's not been the best of years full stop. Fingers crossed its not all bad news and some of the seabirds have had a good year.
Judging on what we have been seeing this season I think the Razorbills have had a good year but as for the other seabirds I just don't know. I have never known a year like it really and we have struggled but the seabirds have not had the best time either.
We have seen a good few purple sandpipers lately and people have told me that they are none breeders that's why they are here so quick. It makes you think that it must be the same everywhere, but I suppose I can't really say anything until the final count is in.
Until then all I can say is that the guillemots have now gone and hopefully the other seabirds will hang around for a little while longer.