Sunday, 29 May 2011

28th May

After a period of several days in which no birds of prey were seen at all, a raptorial trio of Marsh Harrier (the fourth one this year, and a female this time), Peregrine and Sparrowhawk provided the highlights of a fairly quiet day. There was still some quality remaining from earlier days' arrivals: the Turtle Dove was in Holland garden, the Icterine Warbler was still at the observatory, the Scaup was still on Gretchen Loch, two Garganeys were near Bridesness and a Cuckoo was on the west coast. The strange Snow Goose was also still present near Hooking Loch.

Other sightings included the 17 Pink-footed Geese, a Cuckoo, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher.

The Turtle Dove seems to be settled in the sycamores at Holland, where it has been making good use of the new bird table.

1 comment:

tommyart said...

When your through with the Turtle Dove please send it to Fair Isle! I have dipped it here 3 times now and still need it for my island list. I need Snow Goose too! Great job with your blog and photos... look at it all the time. Cheers Tommy