Saturday, 23 October 2010
Post holiday post
Well, I had to leave Orkney on the morning of the fall didn't I? On Saturday, 9th the garden was full of Redwing, about 300 and Brambling were calling as I packed the car. Redwing were everywhere as we drove to Stromness but little was seen from the Hamnavoe on the crossing, just one flock of about 250 scooting low over the waves. At Dunnet head one small flock came in/off and there were half a dozen grounded birds but otherwise not much evidence of what was going on across the water.
Fortunately all was not lost as the cottage was on bit of a fly-way and there were good movements of Redwings early in the week and Pinkies pretty much throughout the week.
On return a day out produced Surf Scoter and three Poms from Inganess and Point of Ayre.