Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Tuesday 12th October -

A much quieter day for birds as the winds veered a cooler NE, though it was a calm, enjoyable day to work the Island. I searched for Simon's Arctic Redpoll for sometime but to no avail. However this smart Mealy Redpoll was at South Light and I photographed another large NW type at Burkle. Good numbers of Lapland Bunting are still roaming the Island & after photographing 1 from a flock of 20 near Utra, I spent time in South Harbour photographing a dozen or so Chiffchaffs frantically feeding up on flies on tideline seaweed. The Scaup which was at Field Pond late afternoon was later 'dazzled', caught & ringed, an incredible duck to see in the hand!

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