Thursday, 13 October 2011

13th October

After a fairly quiet morning a few birds seemed to begin arriving at around midday, one of which was a smart Olive-backed Pipit at Westness. Later in the afternoon the island year-list gained another species in the shape of a Great Grey Shrike near the airfield. A few common migrants that appeared during the day included 8 Goldcrests and 8 Bramblings, while more unusual sightings included a Short-eared Owl, a Woodcock and 3 Pomarine Skuas, 2 of which flew low down along the links.

Today's Olive-backed Pipit is the 16th to be recorded on North Ronaldsay.

Great Grey Shrike

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