Friday, 31 October 2008

October 31st 2008. Waxwing.

A single Waxwing spent most of the day in the Garden, feeding on Rose-hips. 300+ Snow Bunting flew NE over the House at about 2pm (clearing the roof by about a foot).







Waxwing.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

October 30th 2008. Waxwings.

Another day of light (ish) NE winds - all day in South Mainland.

Robin & Kestrel around Sumburgh Farm, Chiffchaff in Toab, Chiffchaff, Robin, Blackcap, Snow Bunting, 20+ Redwing, a late Green Sandpiper and 4 Waxwings at Quendale, Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and a Robin at Geosetter and 3 Snow Bunting on Mossy Hill.

Goldcrest in the Garden + several small flocks of Greylags over the House.


Greylag Geese over the house.

Kestrel & Snow Bunting.
Waxwings.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

October 29th 2008. Easterlies !

Most of the day spent around Scatness, in a light NNE breeze (no gales, snow or hail !!).

3 Grey Phalaropes still on Moast Beach, 64 Greylag Geese, 4 Whooper Swans, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Tufted Ducks, 1 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 2 Goldcrest at Scatness.

2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff in the Garden.

A few videos of the Grey Phalaropes off Moast Beach can be seen here - http://shetlandmisfit.blogspot.com/2008/10/grey-phal-videos.html




Grey Phalaropes.
Blackcap & Chiffchaff.

Seal off Moast Beach & Starling in the garden.

Whooper Swan.

Grey Phal Videos.

A few short videos of the Grey Phalaropes off Moast Beach, Scatness. Taken on 29/10/08.

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Monday, 27 October 2008

October 27th 2008. More Grey Phals.

Around South Mainland.

4 Grey Phalaropes (flying around all over the place), 3 Brent Geese, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Merlin at Pool of Virkie.

1 Snow Bunting, 2 Fieldfare and 7 Barnacle Geese at Quendale.

40+ Snow Bunting on Garth's Ness.

3 Gadwall at Boddam.

3 Grey Phalarope still off Moast Beach, Scatness (up to 6 present earlier in the day).


Snow Buntings & Brent Geese.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

October 26th 2008. Grey Phal Fest.

Following the storm - 3 Grey Phalaropes on Moast Beach, Scatness, showing very well in the surf. Also at Scatness - 1 Snow Bunting, 240 Greylag Geese, 40 Wigeon, 4 Redwing and 8 Lapwing.











Grey Phalaropes - 'Tame as yer like'.
Breakers swamping Sumburgh Runway & Snow Bunting.