|Coot! Rare for Fair Isle.|
It was found yesterday, I didn't hear about it til today... I guess that's better than last year when one was present on the island for 3 weeks and died before anyone told me about it. I'm happy to have seen it with so little about to get a tick is amazing. I was bummed that my battery was dead in my camera so I have used a photo I took of a very approachable and common Coot at Kew Gardens, London.
I recharged my batteries and went out for a walk with it being a lovely day and all. Birds of note: Robins, one in my garden and saw another in Schoolton's.
|2 Red-Breasted Merganser - South Harbour|
I flushed a large brown bird from the bottom of Klingers Geo which I guessed was a Woodcock by it's flight, color and shape. I had not seen any lately and thought it odd... it might be worth getting a better look if I could? As I looked around I found these wings from a different bird...
|That made me pretty sure my guess was right, but I would of rather found what ate this Woodcock?|
|On the rocks at the bottom of the cliffs the Guillemots had all gathered claiming nest sites.|
|To think they have chosen a cliff edge on a remote island as a safe place to raise their young...|
I'm nervous leaning over the edge just looking at them with all the Fulmars flying past my head.
The noise is really unbelievable.
The Guillemot is like a Penguin that remembers how to fly
A Sunset to boot!