Sunday, 12 September 2010

This birding lark is tricky

Yesterday ended with inconclusive, although extended, views of a small Calidris on The Shunan. At the moment I'm favouring Baird's Sand ... but it could just be a weird Dunlin. We'll see what the morrow brings.

Also today, a new Wood Sand very briefly on The Shunan, 11 Lapland Buntings seen wonderfully well on The Links, Birsay and a Redstart at Palace.

There were a couple of these on Birsay beach along with the Dunlin (25), Ringed Plover, Redshank and Turnstone

On the moth front Setaceous Hebrew Character was new.


Nick Carter said...

I gather from the posts on Birdguides it was just an odd Dunlin?

Alastair said...

Aye, Nick it was but it took a fair bit of sorting out and other observers also thought that "it's not a Dunlin" at various points. In the end I got permission to go in close and got views that confirmed the ID as Dunlin, bit disappointing but so it goes.