Tuesday, 9 May 2017

9th May 2017 WNW3 Overcast

The Short-toed Lark was still present alongside the road at Haroldswick pools. A cold seawatch produced a Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Divers and an Arctic Tern. Returning through Baltasound, Brydon's Coot was seen on Buness Loch. Haroldswick bay was playing host to a drake Common Scoter that was then targeted by a pair of Peregrines and then, perhaps more surprisingly, by a s/p Great Northern Diver that surfaced immediately beneath it and spread its wings causing the Scoter to fly off. A Waxwing was busy munching in our rose, when another was heard calling high above, with 'ours' flying-up to join it and them both flying off high to the north - migration in action!

Drake Common Scoter at Haroldswick

Pair of Peregrines at Haroldswick

Waxwing at Millfield