Friday, 3 August 2012

2nd - 3rd August

A stubborn fog, impervious to the navigation technology of the regular inter-island aircraft, smothered North Ronaldsay for two days of minimal visibility and forced Olympics viewing. When the mist did eventually clear for a spell during the afternoon of the 3rd, a nice selection of new waders had somehow found their way here through the caliginous conditions: at least 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Greenshanks were present, and a minimum of 4 Ruffs had arrived. Most surprisingly, a Nightjar flew out of Holland House garden pursued by the agitated local swallows, although it was almost certainly the same bird from earlier in the week.

Ruff

2 comments:

Imperfect and tense said...

"caliginous"?

I had to look that one up.

Respect!

Errol said...

I must be dim.