Monthly Archives: October 2011

Woodcock

Keith Bray found an injured Woodcock in his garden in Tong today. It seemed to have been attacked by a cat and was struggling to fly. However, after resting in a box all day, it seemed prudent to let it … Continue reading

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Not since Disco Fever

Followed up on a report of a Great Grey Shrike this morning (thanks Peter) No sign of the bird, that had been present for two days, in the Carloway area, but I did get invited into the finders house for … Continue reading

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(Grumpy) Happy Old Men

I have to be honest. It was turning into ‘Grumpy Old Men’ in the car. We were wet and morale was slipping down with only a horde of 15 Greenland White fronts and a wayward Dabchick to note. Sphagnum smeared … Continue reading

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White arses and rump

After a week in Orkney, it was back to The Butt today. Tony Marr and Mike Shrubb had been bagging North American shorebirds during the week and all were present and correct, bar the Baird’s which has departed to pastures … Continue reading

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The west wind duth blow

After a calm weekend it’s been back to gales – Force 10 at that on Monday and not abating much on Tuesday or Wednesday. Seabirds have been driven in – 2 Leach’s Monday and Tuesday off Brue with a handful … Continue reading

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