Saturday, 22 February 2014

22nd February

The Green-winged Teal had relocated to Bride'sness Loch which held good numbers of wildfowl including 9 Red-breasted Mergansers sitting out from the rough seas, 4 Pintail, 14 Gadwall and a Little Grebe. A first-summer Iceland Gull patrolled the coastline there and nearby were 6 White-fronted Geese.
Passerines were still hard to locate with just 7 Twite and 14 Skylark at Kirbest and 9 Snow Buntings on the shore near Howar. Double figure counts of Fieldfare kept a male Hen Harrier and a Merlin busy.

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