Thursday, 27 May 2010


With light south-easterly winds overnight, I was fairly optimistic for turning something half descent up on the patch - didn't happen ! I think the lesson to be learnt is that south-easterlies in spring 2010 just brings disappointment, not birds ! After nearly 5 hours on the patch (I, rather pointlessly, thrashed it twice !) only managed to get a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 House Martins and 4 Swallows. The 8 Black-tailed Godwits from yesterday were still in the field by the Loch, 102 Sanderling and 29 Dunlin were on the various beaches (hence the photo overkill) and a couple of showy Great Northern Divers and 6 Red-breasted Mergansers were in West Voe.


Black-tailed Godwits.

Spotted Flycatcher.

Great Northern Diver.

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