Wednesday, 12 November 2008

11th November

A juvenile iceland gull was amongst the many gulls at Bridesness, where the canada goose and 11 barnacle geese remain. A common scoter was in Nouster Bay and 23 long-tailed duck and 8 red-breasted merganser were in Linklet Bay. A dunnock at Westness is amazingly the first this autumn, and other counts included a blackcap, 3 chiffchaff, a goldcrest, 9 robins and 17 woodcock. Thrushes consisted 5 song thrush, 119 fieldfare, 91 blackbird and 93 redwing.

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