Thursday, 2 June 2011

2nd June

A Taiga Bean Goose near Sangar was a totally unexpected and very unseasonal sighting, as well as an addition to the island year-list. Bean Goose is a scarce, although fairly regular, visitor to North Ronaldsay, but usually only in the winter months: all previous observatory records have been during the period of October to April.

There was very little else of any interest. A drake Garganey was near the mill again, 3 Siskins, 2 Common Redpolls and 5 Bar-tailed Godwits were seen, and a count of 87 Dunlins was an increase on recent days.

Taiga Bean Goose: an absolutely fabalis June bird.

1 comment:

tommyart said...

fair isle has the same goose but as a pink foot? fibo Wardens blog?