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The use of webcams to monitor the prolonged autumn attendance of guillemots on the Isle of May in 2015

Harris, M.P.; Wanless, S.. 2016 The use of webcams to monitor the prolonged autumn attendance of guillemots on the Isle of May in 2015. Scottish Birds, 36 (1). 3-9.

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Abstract/Summary

Although Guillemots at the southern edge of the range are known to return to the colonies in autumn, usually only opportunistic observations of this behaviour are available. In the autumn of 2015 we took advantage of the live interactive cameras on the Isle of May, Fife to make systematic checks of Guillemot colony attendance. Birds were recorded at dawn on 59 consecutive mornings between 23 October and 20 December after which webcam images ceased due to lack of power on the island. This prolonged period of attendance covered several periods of stormy weather and appears unprecedented at this colony. Presumably local feeding conditions must have been extremely favourable to enable the birds to spend so much time ashore.

Item Type: Publication - Article
CEH Sections: CEH fellows
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ISSN: 0036-9144
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Electronics, Engineering and Technology
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Date made live: 31 Mar 2016 13:04 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/513313

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