Nature Reports Archive

Holt Island Autumn bird notes – August & September 2020

  Seasons change bird species on Holt IslandIt is obvious that bird species recorded in any one spot change over the year: migrants come and go. With Holt Island inaccessible for much of the year, it has still been possible to chart patterns from the Waits. Every...

Holt Island bird notes – April to June 2020

  Remote bird monitoring at Holt Island With Holt Island closed due to covid19, Island-based monitoring of the arrival of birds across spring and into early summer was off. Instead, based on sound and sight, it was possible to sit on a wall along The Waits in the...

Cuckoo Calling!

  We are delighted to let you know that a cuckoo has been seen and heard on the island over the past two weeks! This is a Red List species due to the recent population decline, so hearing that very distinctive call really is a big thrill. We hope some of you have...