Saturday 17 November 2018

Snow Bunting in Shetland

Its always great to find Snow Bunting and i located a party of 7 birds out on Grutness point, snow buntings are fairly regular visitors to Shetland at this time of year

 Initially they wouldn't allow a close approach and flew off as soon as i came over the brow of a hill

 I had virtually given up on them coming back when i saw the flock flying overhead and coming down about 500m to the west.

 Here they seemed more settled and i waiting until they started moving towards me. The continued to feed and came very close

 It was good to see the variety of plumage

In the last few days the flock has increased to 18 birds

Slav Grebe in the bay

 A flock of 56 Long Tailed Duck

The snow bunting are behind you ! well it is panto season

Very pleased to have been invited to give an illustrated talk on Shetland Migration to the Shetland Field Studies Group in Lerwick on Wednesday 28 November 2018 starting at 7 pm

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