Last Wednesday turned out to be a near perfect day. The weather was sunny, mild and reasonably still so we headed off to Whiteness in the hope that the Pilot Whale was still about. Arriving early we scanned the area where it had been seen the day before, but nothing so I walk along the road to the west.
Iceland Gull, Whooper swan, Greylag, Raven, Hoodie, Starling, Sparrow, Wren,Twite, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Long Tailed Duck, Red Breasted Merganser, Eider, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Kittiwake, Common Gull, GTBB, Herring Gull, Fulmar, Curlew, Turnstone, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Purple Sandpiper ,Snipe, Rock Dove, Rook, Wood Pigeon, Shag, Black Guillemot, Gannet, Rock Pipit, (36 species)
This species is frequently killed by the Faroe islands and Norway, with the meat exported to Japan. Often meat contains lots of contaminates