Sunday, 3 October 2010

Pectoral Sandpiper

I should post a pic of Y-bW here of course but ... here's a small bit of the massive Goldie flock, at least 3,500. After a considerable amount of scrutiny I managed to find a juvenile Pec Sand feeding in the mud around a cattle feeder. Nothing else gave itself up though, I reckon this flock will repay further scrutiny. Just down the road in a nearby sheep field there were 4 Ruff.

At Birsay there were 9 Laps on the Links and a Spotted Flycatcher and 12 Siskin at Palace. Piles of waders on the beach as well but I could only find Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Turnstone etc.

At home a Brambling appeared at midday and by dusk there were 18. A couple of Redwing at dusk too. Four or five Blackbirds left high to the south in the evening and a Robin was ticking in the back willows.

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