|Top photo - not snowing, bottom 2 - snowing!|
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Friday, 13 January 2017
Another winter storm hits Shetland, a northerly this time and it doesn't have a name (the met office don't seem to bother naming them if they don't affect London in any way). I managed to get as far as Moast Beach on the patch before the snow showers started, not a great deal on Moast but the Gannets and Kittiwakes were coming in pretty close.
Saturday, 7 January 2017
Sunday, 1 January 2017
The 2017 Patchwork Challenge begins, a few bits and bobs around the patch - 1w Glauc and ad Iceland Gull on the Loch, 1 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipits and 3 Redwings in the Neep field, Gannets and Kittiwakes in Quendale Bay, 2 'fly-through' Whooper Swans and 2 Sanderling, 30 Ringed Plover and 4 Red-breasted Mergansers in West Voe. 3 hours birding and 41 species.
|Great Northern Divers|
Friday, 30 December 2016
Whilst rummaging around in a drawer at home, I came across 2 CD's full of photos from Goa from 2007, when I spent 2 weeks there in November with the Fray and Mental Dave.
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
At the height of Storm Conor yesterday there were Gulls everywhere, so it was safe to assume there would be loads today - there wasn't! Around the patch there was 4 Whooper Swans heading south, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers in West Voe, a storm blown Guillemot hanging about some dry-stone walls (later captured and released back to the sea) and 2 Meadow Pipits and a Redwing in the neep crop.
|Storm Conor at full chat yesterday|
|A victim of Storm Conor - or potential Ivory Gull food|