Well it is all change here. Today was the warmest day for a long time out on the island illustrated by the fact that most island residents were in shorts for at least part of the day. Only a few days ago we still had fires lit, were wearing thermals and hats and had to resort to a medicinal whisky each night to prevent hypothermia. Suddenly warm weather has arrived and so have the visitors.
Being on the east coast this means a bit of fog in the mornings when the top of the mainlight kept appearing and dissappearing but once it had burnt off then things turned hot.
The effect has been immediate as last night we had 11 moths in the
moth trap compared to the 3 moths for the previous 6 weeks.
It has also changed the
researchers behaviour, phone calls can be made outside, we have even
eaten tea out-side twice and ...
It is peak seabird season with so much to see and with this weather set to hold a bit longer, its a great time to visit the island.