Saturday, 18 May 2013

Hard Work

Bloody hard work looking for migrants in a force 6 north-easterly, but checking the sheltered bits paid off eventually. The first bird of the day was another Wood Sandpiper at the back of the Loch, feeding with the Dunlin flock, a small geo on the south side of Scatness held 11 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins, a Garden Warbler and 3 Whimbrel, a female Red-backed Shrike was in the top garden, being battered all over the place by the wind and my own garden had a Garden Warbler, female Redstart, male Black Redstart, a Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, male Blackcap and a Spotted Flycatcher.
Garden Warbler
Sand Martin
Wood Sandpiper

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