Friday, 30 May 2014

More Bits

More bits from the last 10 days -
22/5 - 2 Carrion Crows in front of the house and a female Crossbill flushed from the garden
24/5 - 2 Spotted Flycatchers in the garden
29/5 - Bee-eater at work in Lerwick, seen for about 30 seconds around the compound
30/5 - male Ruff on the patch
Carrion Crows
Spotted Flycatcher

Wednesday, 21 May 2014


A few birds from around the patch from the last few days -
Arctic Terns
Spotted Flycatcher

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Birding at Last !

Apart from an all to brief visit to Fair Isle, that's a month of 12 hour nights over with ! Now off work for a week just as the wind is set to go south-east again. Out on the patch today and migrants were a bit thin on the ground, with just 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap and a Song Thrush, bucking the trend though were 24 Swallows and 2 House Martin. A bit better showing with the waders - 61 Sandering, 34 Purple Sandpipers, 9 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Knot and 39 Turnstone.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Garden Birds

Sedge Warbler singing in the garden this morning and a Common Redpoll yesterday.

Common Redpoll
Sedge Warbler

Friday, 2 May 2014

Other Bits

A few other bits and bobs from Fair Isle -
Pied Flycatcher
Common Redpoll

Stretch-marks Bunting and Crispy Stonechat

A few choice shots of the Cretzschmar's Bunting and Caspian Stonechat on Fair Isle today, despite not being relocated until 10am, the Bunting showed stupidly well at times and the Stonechat was just a downright show off !

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler at Helendale today