Posted by: rosanneguille | November 17, 2010

Kittiwake sketches

This Kittiwake is a first winter bird, found on the lane behind the avenue.  It looks very underweight and had only just died.  Kittiwakes were last recorded breeding around Sark in the 1960’s when there was a colony on Moie de Mouton.  This colony was said to be quite considerable at the start of the 1900’s when they would breed in the deep chasm on the south face of the Moie, and also in the cliff above the Gouliot Caves.  No one knows for sure why they left but it was replaced by the Fulmar who now inhabits these sites.

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