Thursday, 24 August 2017
Autumn has finally arrived and has started of quite nicely with 2 Barred Warblers in the garden along with a Garden Warbler and 5 Willow Warblers. Just 1 Willow Warbler on the rest of the patch, but it was pissing down all day, so I'm sure there's more to be found out there when the weather clears.
Friday, 2 June 2017
A bit of drizzle to go with the overnight easterly and a result, Icterine Warbler joining the Chiffchaff in the garden, somewhat more confusing was the Carrion Crow event today, I tend to see Carrion Crows at Scatness in April but today I had around 24 flying south all in groups of 4 (inc a group that landed briefly in front of the house), either that or the same flock of 4 was doing circuits of south mainland. Elsewhere just a Knot and a Swallow.
Thursday, 1 June 2017
A bit of an easterly overnight and a strange set of migrants on the patch, especially considering the date - Grey Wagtail, Robin and Wood Pigeon! Elsewhere on the patch 9 Long-tailed Ducks and 2 Shoveler on the Loch and a Chiffchaff in the garden. A single Marbled Coronet was in the moth trap.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Spring is not far off coming to an end, with only a week or so to go. And so it is on the patch, with only 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Shoveler, 5 Swallow and 2 Golden Plover being seen today. Put the moth trap out last night for the first time this year - 2 Angle Shades, 2 Netted Pugs and a Shears.
Monday, 29 May 2017
At long last, finally managed to get Shoveler on the patch yearlist (2 on the Loch), not only that but a fly over Grey Wagtail as a bonus, I'm not sure quite why a Grey Wag would be passing through this late as all my previous records at Scatness have been in either April or October. Elsewhere on the patch - 2 Swallow (around Loch), Reed Warbler (still in the garden) and male Scaup and male Velvet Scoter (West Voe).
Sunday, 28 May 2017
An extremely pale Reed Warbler in the garden caused a bit of a headache, but it is just a Reed albeit a very pale one. Also on the patch today were 2 Spotted Flycatchers and a Chiffchaff. The Velvet Scoter in West Voe was showing a bit closer.