Saturday, 20 April 2013

At last.....

.....a true migrant ! 4 Wheatears on the patch, plus a Robin, 5 Bonxies and a Sandwich Tern.
A few confiding Eiders from West Voe
Sandwich Tern

Friday, 19 April 2013

A week of year-ticks

A week sat at home with a knackered foot was pretty productive with a few patch year-ticks - 2 Song Thrush, 4 Fieldfare, ad Iceland Gull, 1 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 3 Guillemot, a Siskin and 2 Woodcocks were all the first for the year on the 14th. A Collared Dove was new in on the 17th along with a Common Tern and 2 Carrion Crows on the 18th.
Along with all this were a scattering of other migrants, including 6 Robins, a Dunnock and a few Redwings, plus a few Twite visiting the garden.
Dunlin with Purple Sandpiper
Iceland Gull

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Fitful the Fog Magnet

A few photos of Fitful Head from today, determined to keep hold of it's own weather.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Last Week

A bit of a hint of spring last week, with a few Pied Wagtails, Robins, Dunnocks and Chaffinch on the patch, plus 5 Common Scoters still in Quendale Bay.

Friday, 12 April 2013


A few silhouette photos taken against this evening's sunset.
Mallards (+hybrid)
Fitful Head

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Scatness Skies

A few shots of sunsets etc, taken from the sitting room window over the last week

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

More Sun

Out on the patch today - 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 26 Great Northern Divers, 5 Common Scoters, a Snow Bunting, a Dunnock and the first Ringed Plovers of the year.
Red-breasted Mergansers
Ringed Plover

In the moth trap - 2 Brindled Ochre and 18 Hebrew Characters.
Brindled Ochre
Hebrew Character
A few bits of miscellaneous debris...
Fair Isle from Scatness
Clouds over Lerwick last week

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Everyday Sunshine

A few shots of this evening sunset, taken from the sitting room window.