Highs and Lows

A calming high pressure system seemed to be stalling over the islands and the sea was calming down so a check round the north coast of Ness was on the cards.
A distant White billed Diver (or are we now calling the Yellow billed Loons – yuk!) was a bit of a surprise, even though I was searching specifically for them near Skigersta. A bit of an early date and a non-moulting adult it would appear. Fieldfare, 40 odd Barnacles, Sparrowhawk and Goldcrest other highlights of the day as was a very pale silvery Fulmar.
The low. Well that was the sad sight of an oiled Guillemot. Fortunately probably are rarer sight than White billed Diver, but you do wonder where it picked it up from.
A trio of Waxwings were in Stornoway near the hospital on Thursday and one the following day by the Council Offices suggests we still have a few about. Keep your eyes and ears open.

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One Response to Highs and Lows

  1. Michael says:

    Thoroughly enjoying this blog, been looking through it for hours! Excellent pics and a storytelling style, one of the best birder blogs I’ve come across.

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