Friday, 10 May 2013


Lots of finches in the garden today including an interesting redpoll, identifications in the comments below appreciated. My own view is Common, probably Icelandic, but I'm very happy to stand corrected. Also 4 Siskin, a Goldfinch, two Linnet, a Twite and the usual Greenfinches. The Tree Sparrow was also present.
 Redpoll and Siskin

Redpoll (top right) and Siskins

On The Shunan there were six gadwall and three Dunlin. The Shunan has been a bit of a duck Meccca of late with nearly all of the commoner species present at some time in the last week including at least two pairs of pintail and two pairs of Shoveler. The male Red-breasted Merganser contiunes to pop across from Loch of Bosquoy every now and then.

On the duck theme here are some Eider at Birsay I snapped this week.

And some other recent photos...

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