Saturday, 8 October 2016

Patch Gold

New birds still coming in to the patch, star bird today was 2 Goldfinches feeding on thistles along the side of a track - proper scarce at Scatness. Around the rest of the patch, Red-breasted Flycatcher (still in the garden), 3 Blackcap, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 1 Robin, 2 Swallows, 3 Wheatear, 1 Jack Snipe and a rather showy Short-eared Owl. Another bird of note was the male Pintail x Mallard hybrid has returned.
Mallard/Pintail Hybrid
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Short-eared Owl

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