Sunday 18 February 2018

Burray North End (28 Jan 18)

No this isn't a post about the local Burray Football Team, but a short post on sightings at the North end of Burray on my way back from a quick trip into town.

First stop was at the South end of Barrier 3 where I saw my first Redshank of the year with two on the East side of the barrier perched on a couple of the blocks. Also on the East side of the Barrier out in the bay was my first Red-breasted Merganser (a female) of the year.

Then I moved up to the Wind Turbine at Northfield to see what was on and around the quarry pool.

Wind Turbine at Northfield
The water level was very high, not surprising with the amount of rain we have had recently. The two small islands that can be seen are usually much bigger.

Quarry Pool next to wind turbine
Skulking around the far side of the pool was a Moorhen and on the pool was a female Tufted Duck. Other than that and a couple of Common Gull flying over that was it.

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