Wednesday, 1 September 2010

One More.

One more added to the patch year list - a Barred Warbler in the gardens at the end of the Scatness road (accompanied by a Whitethroat), an elusive git that took two attempts during the day to get half decent views, when it finally did show fairly well, in the open on top of a wall for about 3 seconds, it was lashing down.
Elsewhere on the patch - a Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay was presumably one of the birds that have been in the bay all summer, a single Knot in West Voe and a couple of Sanderling on Scord Beach, were the only waders of note. The day ended with 2 Swallows around West Voe car park.

Rock Pipit.


Black-throated Diver.
An afternoon visit to the east side of Scatness resulted in this fine Otter, knocking a serious hole in the local Butterfish population (caught and ate 7 in 25 minutes !).

Otter (mmm, Butterfish !!)

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