Sunday, 4 June 2017

Living Dead Gull

Long dead 1yr Glauc found by the Loch, presumably the bird that was hanging around in the spring. Also singing Marsh Warbler in the garden of the house on the hill.

Friday, 2 June 2017


A bit of drizzle to go with the overnight easterly and a result, Icterine Warbler joining the Chiffchaff in the garden, somewhat more confusing was the Carrion Crow event today, I tend to see Carrion Crows at Scatness in April but today I had around 24 flying south all in groups of 4 (inc a group that landed briefly in front of the house), either that or the same flock of 4 was doing circuits of south mainland. Elsewhere just a Knot and a Swallow.
Icterine Warbler
Carrion Crows

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Odd Stuff

A bit of an easterly overnight and a strange set of migrants on the patch, especially considering the date - Grey Wagtail, Robin and Wood Pigeon! Elsewhere on the patch 9 Long-tailed Ducks and 2 Shoveler on the Loch and a Chiffchaff in the garden. A single Marbled Coronet was in the moth trap.
Marbled Coronet