Sunday, 3 January 2010


The Dunnock have either vacated the garden or are playing elusive. No sign of the Stonechats either.

Whilst Ellen was at a birthday party we headed for The Ring of Brogdar. The one open pool on Loch of Stenness was impressively packed with birds including more than 70 Goldeneye (mostly drakes) and a good number of Scaup. Unfortunately I'd not packed the scope so resorted to photographing the pool, probably more useful will be to revisit tomorrow.

It's a bad time for Rooks. Icey, solid ground is leaving them very hungry. This first winter looks in bad shape.

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