Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sunless Saturday.

A fine start to the day with a Long-eared Owl going past the living room window towards Garth's Ness, this was followed by a text from the missus (who was on the bus to town) saying that 'SuBo' was watching a Buzzard somewhere over the bay, a quick phone call and a mad dash into the garden with the 'scope and Rough-legged Buzzard, though to be fair it was no longer near the bay and was circling somewhere between Quendale Farm and the Noss cliffs.
A good few hours were then spent on the patch trying to avoid the heavy rain showers, 33 Lapland Buntings were in the usual spot, 6 Common Redpoll and a Brambling were in the 'secret' crop along with about 60 Twite, 2 Fieldfare out on the headland, 2 Whooper Swan and the returning Mallard x Pintail hybrid were on the Loch and 2 Bonxies were in Quendale Bay.

Mallard x Pintail hybrid.
Common Redpoll.
Rough-legged Buzzard

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