Twite are delightful little birds, some people would call these Little Brown Jobs (LBJ's). However the male has a distinctive Pink rump and a buff colour on head and neck. In Shetland it is fairly common occurring on coastal and moorland habitats
These birds fed along the cliffs of Sumburgh and were constantly calling to each other
In Autumn and Winter, flocks of over 100 birds can be seen especially when stubble is available.
I returned to Hoswick for another attempt at photographing the Great Grey Shrike the other day and managed to get some better photos.
Three Common Cranes have been flying up and down the south mainland leading everyone a merry chase.
We managed to see the following in the south mainland:
Whooper swan, Gt Northern Diver, Red Throated Diver, Cormorant, Shag, Eider, Red Breasted Merganser, Long Tailed Duck, Pintail, Mallard, Tufted, Wigeon, Shelduck, Teal , Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet, Gt Skua, Rock Dove, Common Gull, Gt BB ,Kittiwake, Herring Gull, BHG, Wren, Robin, Goldcrest, Pied wagtail, House Sparrow, Starling, Curlew, Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Moorhen, Sanderling, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Gt Grey Shrike, Skylark , Meadow pipit, Rock Pipit, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Raven, Hoddie, Greylag, Wood Pigeon, Collard Dove, Swallow, Wheatear, Grey Heron, Black Guillemot, Twite, Fulmar, Willow Warbler