Thursday 18 June 2009

Springs last gasp ?

After yesterdays washout decided to do a bit of isle hopping and head over to Bressay. A tentative and patient 1 hour wait was rewarded with decent views of the Lesser Grey Shrike as it moved along the telegraph wires and fences, very flighty and totally unapproachable.

Came across a group of Bonxies constantly arguing over a couple of rabbit carcass's.

Making a day of it, i headed down to the Orca Inn at Hoswick for the singing Marsh Warbler (and a cup of tea) residing in a patch of scrub in the corner of the car park. Fortunately it was constantly in song and pretty much always in view.

Spent an hour or so trying to photograph Puffins in flight, coming to the conclusion i need a lot of practice ! Then bumped into Rob on the way down who prophesied Red-necked Stint or Sandplover on Virkie in the up and coming weeks? You heard it here first (or second if you heard it from Rob).

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