Tuesday, 21 July 2015

21st July

A Honey Buzzard took us by surprise today, startling the observer as it flew north over Gretchen loch at 4pm, pursued by Arctic Terns. It was tracked up the island to Nether Linnay, before turning south over Torness and being lost to sight.

Honey Buzzard photos by George Gay
There was no sign of yesterday's White-rumped Sandpiper despite a thorough look by a volunteer team who are quite embarrassed about misidentifying it.
 

1 comment:

part-time Naturalist said...

Enjoying the Blog! Just a note - looking at your year list to date for 2015 you appear to have two birds at No. 161? After all your hard work, I wouldn't want to see you doing yourselves down on the list! Kind Regards, Peter