We awoke to a thin covering of snow that was a surprise! There was no sign of the 3 Great Tits in our garden but they had been replaced by 2 Blue Tits. Skaw was playing host to a Great Northern Diver and the Long-tailed Duck. On a walk around Norwick there were 3 Meadow Pipits in the dunes including one displaying but otherwise I just saw the Collared Dove this time at Valyie, heard a Blue Tit in the pines and saw the Pied Wagtail. We headed to Burrafirth to complete the monthly beached bird survey seeing the Moorhen, Purple Sandpiper and 6 Rock Pipits en route at Haroldswick. Much to the consternation of the island's Geese, Gulls and Corvids a stratospheric Peregrine appeared over our house early afternoon drifting off towards Haroldswick.
10th August 2022
14 hours ago