Sunday, 10 January 2010

Land of Sunshine.

Shetland the Land of Sunshine all day, but still freezing cold. Spent a good couple of hours on the patch, trying to get more patch year-ticks - managed only one, and that was Teal, a flock of 7 on the sea. With the good light it was quite pleasant to be out checking areas that are normally being blasted by gales at this time of year - Scanning the sea was easy, being as it was flat calm, 10 Great Northern Divers, 50+ Long-tailed Duck, 202 Wigeon, a Goldeneye and the Teal were all in various bits of Quendale Bay, 4 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin and 23 Golden Plover were out on the headland with singles GP's also on some of the rocky beaches, 450 Greylags and 30+ Snow Buntings in front of the house, plus a Grey Heron over. Now 3 Robins in the Scatness area.


Golden Plovers.


Fair Isle sunset from the garden.

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