Saturday, 21 June 2014

18th-20th June

The spring has kept churning out new birds but things are becoming noticeable quieter now. Lingering scarcities on 18th included both the Western Subalpine Warbler and Marsh Warbler at Holland House while the Grey Phalarope also remaining on Gretchen Loch, being last seen on 19th. The Turtle Dove was seen on 2 dates during the period and up to 3 Little Gulls have been noted among the Arctic Terns on Gretchen. A Quail singing at Senness was possibly a new bird, while a sign of things to come were the presence of a few returning waders, with 43 Golden Plovers on 20th and 16 Bar-tailed Godwits briefly on Ancum Loch on 18th.

Marsh Warbler

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