Thursday, 6 July 2017


A decent day but with a brisk, chilly SE wind; I managed to get a few nets open at Holland first thing where a bit of a surprise were 2 juvenile Stonechats, one of which was caught (immigrants but they can’t have come too far, Eday has the closest breeding birds I think).   Birds around the Bridesness census route then included a 1st summer male Sparrowhawk, 3 Collared Doves, 257 Golden Plover, 80 Oystercatchers, a Pintail and a female Shoveler with 3 nearly full grown juveniles while the Black-throated Diver was again in Nouster where the 6 Gretchen Shelducklings were sat on the beach!

                Two Red-necked Phalaropes were still on Gretchen along with 11 Dunlin and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits.

Surprise Stonechat

Red-necked Phalaropes

First Fulmar chick

This tiny, baby Teal was all by himself on Kirbest

Wheatear fledgling

Common Seals and pups

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