Wednesday, 27 January 2016


Back out on the patch today, and there are now 3 Common Scoters with the Velvet Scoter in West Voe, plus a fly-by Merlin there. On the Scatness peninsula there was just 6 Golden Plover and a Meadow Pipit. Moast Beach was heaving with Gulls (by Scatness standards anyway) with about 300 Gulls feeding among the waves, in which were 4 Black-headed Gulls (including a pink hued bird), a rather heavily shawled Herring Gull and a rather interesting long winged, dark Herring Gull. Both Red-throated and Great Northern Divers were in Quendale Bay.
Pink hued Black-headed Gull
Common Scoters with Velvet Scoter
Golden Plovers
Hooded Crow (taken with trail cam)
Heavily shawled Herring Gull
Long winged, dark Herring Gull
Red-throated Diver
The coastguard on a bird scaring exercise in West Voe

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