Saturday, 27 December 2008

Orkney Birding Today

A good day today largely due to the calm conditions. NORTH AMERICAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL and SURF SCOTER in Tankerness (at the Loch, and Inganess Bay, respectively). Also 9 Velvet Scoters, 7 Common Scoters and 20 Slavonian Grebes at the latter site.

Two RED-NECKED GREBES together, with 9 Slavonian Grebes and an Iceland Gull in the Bay of Sandoyne, Holm. The Goosander was also on the Loch of Ayre (Keith Hague)