Friday, 30 December 2016

Belated Post - Goa, Nov '07 Part 1

Whilst rummaging around in a drawer at home, I came across 2 CD's full of photos from Goa from 2007, when I spent 2 weeks there in November with the Fray and Mental Dave.
Indian Pitta
Black Eagle
Black-shouldered Kite
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Cinnamon Bittern
Collared Kingfisher
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia
Grey Nightjar
Heart-spotted Woodpecker
Jungle Owlet

Goa, Nov 2007 Part 2

More from Goa 2007.
Malabar Grey Hornbill
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
White-bellied Drongo
White-bellied Sea Eagle
White-browed Wagtail
White-eyed Buzzard
White-rumped Shama

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Post Conor

At the height of Storm Conor yesterday there were Gulls everywhere, so it was safe to assume there would be loads today - there wasn't! Around the patch there was 4 Whooper Swans heading south, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers in West Voe, a storm blown Guillemot hanging about some dry-stone walls (later captured and released back to the sea) and 2 Meadow Pipits and a Redwing in the neep crop.
Storm Conor at full chat yesterday
Common Gull
Whooper Swans
A victim of Storm Conor - or potential Ivory Gull food

Friday, 16 December 2016

White (ish) Wingers

Masses of Gulls on the patch today including a 1w Glauc and an Adult Kumlien's.
Glaucous Gull
Kumlien's Gull

Friday, 2 December 2016


Finally got the enthusiasm to go to Sandwick for the Killdeer.
Huge 'Cloudbow' seen from Scatness