Monday, 3 December 2018

2nd December

A glorious day, almost flat calm and plenty of bright sunshine; unfortunately, sightings were limited to first thing in the morning before the boat came in, the highlight being a pod of 5+ ORCA, seen distantly from the Obs as they went north past Stromness Point towards Brides (the first December record as far I can see!).   Birds round the Obs included a Kestrel, a single Pink-footed Goose with the Greylags in Loch Park, 3 Great-northern Divers, a Song Thrush, the 7 Chaffinches still and 20 Snow Buntings.

This smart Blue Fulmar was the highlight of the boat trip to Kirkwall

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