There has not been that many good birds of note recently, except a White Tailed Eagle which has been seen a few times up on the hill at Sandwick. My local patch, Sandsayre at Sandwick, has turned up three good birds in the past two weeks
The Iceland gull was present three days and only in the morning. It was always seen in a flock of gulls just off shore
This very nice male Black Redstart stayed four days and spent all the time down on the beach or around the rocky outcrop to the north. It easily found enough insects to survive and was present after Storm Deirdre .
Today a Little Gull was present but too far away to take any photos
Around 30 Purple Sandpiper, 15 Turnstone, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 snipe and a couple of Curlew at Sandsayre
Mountain Hares in the North Mainland
Not always in full view, three more sat further up the hill with only their heads showing