Sunday, 9 December 2018

Northerly weekend

The wind swung to the north so a quick seawatch on Saturday morning produced a couple of Little Auks and a GND. A flock of 60 Snow Buntings appeared late on, flying by and later settled on the Links, about 60 I reckoned.

On Sunday morning the moth trap was disappointingly empty, no insects, nothing. Another visit to Birsay, this time to the Whalebone found Otters in Skiba Geo. In nine years of watching I've not seen Otter before at this site so a bit of a turn-up. I'm guessing the northerly drove them out of their favoured spot. A female and her kit I thought.

Skiba Geo looking south

1 comment:

bikingbirder said...

How lovely to find your blog Alastair. Love to you all. BCNU and Happy Christmas.