Saturday, 13 September 2014
Fog has hampered proceedings somewhat over the last couple of days. but we remain optimistic with a few new arrivals noted each day despite the conditions. A Barred Warbler at Cott on 12th was new, a Lapland Bunting at Nether Linnay while the Rose-coloured Starling remained at the observatory, as did the Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Holland gardens. A ringed Common Rosefinch there on 13th was presumably a bird from earlier in the week but a 2nd bird, minus the jewellery at Burray was definitely new. The first 16 Pink-footed Geese of the autumn battled with the poor visibility and up to 2 different Peregrines, 2 Kestrels and 2 juvenile Hen Harriers were seen over the two day period.