Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Late summer at Troup Head

Usually I go to Troup for the gannets, but on this trip the insects were equally fascinating.

I've never seen so many burnet moths in one place before!

A lot of the gannets had left, and the chicks that were left were mostly close to fledging.

There was still the odd smaller chick. I wonder when the last ones fledged? As I sprained my ankle right after this visit, I haven't been back to Troup since, so I don't know when the last birds left the cliffs to overwinter out at sea.

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