Wednesday 15 January 2014

Diver and Dunnock

After a busy morning working yesterday I was about to have a late lunch when the phone rang. It was my birding friend Barrie down in the village who informed me that the White-billed Diver that was seen over at St Margaret's Hope, just across the bay from Burray, last Saturday was now in the bay and visible from Barrie's house.

This was worth popping down to take a look for as it would be worth 4 points on the Patchwork Challenge. So I popped down to take a look and after about 10 minutes of scanning the bay I eventually found it closer in than where Barrie had seen it.

There were also a few Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Red Breasted Mergansers out in the bay and a Kestrel also flew past.

Then while having a quick chat indoors with Barrie and Linda I spotted a Dunnock amongst the Sparrows and Greenfinches feeding outside his living room window.

So that was another two species added to this year's Patchwork Challenge list.

1 comment:

  1. That's a gripper Dave. Absolutely no chance of White-billed Diver on my patch and even Long-tailed Duck could prove to be tricky!

    Cheers, Seumus