Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Patch Highlights October

October was hard work on the patch with not that many easterlies, but there were a few highlights.
Barnacle Geese
Mistle Thrush
Ring Ouzels
Slav Grebe
Spotted Flycatcher
Song Thrushes

Thursday, 19 October 2017

White-winged Scoter

Yesterday I made a trip to Whalsay, got piss wet through, but managed to see the Steppe Grey Shrike albeit distantly and in the rain! Today headed up to Unst and got crippling views of the White-winged Scoter on Loch of Belmont. And it's still raining!!
White-winged Scoter

Thursday, 5 October 2017


A quick look around the south end of Lerwick after work for the Parrot Crossbills, 3 birds were in the same tree that they were found in a few days earlier before moving down to a garden near Sound cemetery. I did have a look yesterday, but only had a female type flying towards Helendale calling.
Parrot Crossbill