Monday, 7 March 2016

A few birds of interest and an aurora

Finally connected with the Green-winged Teal on Loch of Skaill but for some reason couldn't find either the Smew or the B-n Grebe but maybe they weren't there.... seen today though. However, there was a smart adult Iceland Gull.

Interesting behaviour, Goldeneye and Pochard taking advantage of a Whooper stirring the food up off the bottom, I've some movie of this which I'll try and post later.

These were just off the beach....

Much of today was spent making a log store for all the wood we've been given, however, in the afternoon I did venture out. Really pleased to find an American Wigeon in amongst a large flock of Wigeon near the Ring of Brodgar.

Smart aurora this evening.


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Wonderful photos, I'd love to see a long tailed duck.

Alastair said...

Quite common here Simon, they have a really lovely call as well as looking smart.