Tuesday, 7 September 2010


A pretty decent day on the patch, which started wit a long overdue Redstart (none in the spring !) in the garden and a fly over Greenshank. Elsewhere at Scatness there were 2 Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, a Garden Warbler, 9 'alba' Wagtails, 3 Arctic Terns, 2 Whimbrel and 3 Ruff.
The Little Stint on Scord Beach was well and truly murdered as it showed down to 6 feet (eventually).
Still a bit tough going, with the south easterly touching force 7 this afternoon ! A bit of the wet stuff forecast for tonight, so hopefully the patch should be swamped with migrants in the morning, but as this is Scatness, it probably won't be !


Spotted Flycatcher.

Garden Warbler.

Pied Wagtail.


Little Stint overkill !


1 comment:

Auld Rasmie said...

I think that the wagtails are my favourite bird here in Norway, because of their behaviour.
They don't bother to go looking for insects, they just hang around carparks, then pick the bugs from the front of the cars. I've seen as many as 6 having a feast from the front of a lorry at a ferry terminal.