Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Missed a few Birds & Whales

2 Sunny Siskins in the garden today
 It's good to be back on Isle, but it seems I missed a few good birds... Mostly the elusive Great Grey Shrike that I still need for my list! Plus, a pod of Orcas (Killer Whales) were seen 4 out of the 10 days we were away... ouch! Not much new to see today... but a nice day to be outside for yard work. The Twite & the House Sparrows kept me company and about noon 2 Siskin dropped in for a long lunch.

This Pied Wagtail was ringed...

Some of the other birds seen on the South Harbour Beach today while searching for the Hawfinch briefly seen in my garden by Will (Asst. Warden and head bird ringer) The bird was most likely spooked by that Merlin seen resting on the stone wall near the Haa while looking for it. I dipped it in my own garden... Ouch again!

Rock Pipit


Purple Sandpiper

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tommy you are getting the hang of your new camera!
    Its the way of the world that you leave your local patch and go to see birds else where and a bird you need turns up! some call it Murphy's Law others - S*d's Law!