Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Normal day at the Office

Most visiting birders have left Shetland so its down to the few local birders to turn up the birds
I took a trip down to Grutness and headed out to the point. I was thinking that it was about time a few Snow Bunting turned up and there they were, 4 on the path just in front of me
They flew off into the boulder field making it difficult to follow them, but i did see them twice more flying high and calling

Snow Bunting are always nice to find and brighten up any dull day

Goldeneye disturbed at West Voe

One of 3 Guillemot close inshore, i watched this for a good 1/2 hour and it never dived to catch any fish just paddled up and down

 Two of the three Gt Northern Diver at West Voe

Snow Bunting (3) Mallard (14) Linnet (4) Goldcrest, Robin (3) Blackbird 24, Redwing (23 + 200 in off the sea, Fieldfare 3, Long Tailed duck (30 Shag (5) Gt Northern Diver, Herring Gull, Gt BB, Rock Dove(12) Meadow Pipit (6) House Sparrow(50+) Starling (20), Chaffinch (2), Wren(3)

West Voe
Long Tailed duck (86) Gt Northern Diver (3) RB Merganser (6) Goldeneye(3) Guillemot (3) Turnstone (82) Purple Sandpiper  (18) Redshank (2) BHG (4) Meadow Pipit (20) Starling (100) Shag (6) Grey Seal (4), Herring Gull, GBB, Kittiwake, Wren

Sumburgh Hotel
Meadow Pipit(15) Starling (30) House Sparrow (20) Curlew (4) Redwing (60) Fieldfare(4) Rock Dove (25) Greylag (36 over) Blackbird (4)

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