|(Greater) SCAUP Aythya marila|
|Originally found riding the waves in the South Harbour about 5 days ago.|
|The Scaup moved a shore, then up the Walli Burn one evening after 2 days at sea.|
Only to be refound in our Garden the next morning by Liz & Henry.
Soon making it's self at home in my back pond? "Crazy!"
The pond is chuck full of Henry's Tadpoles and is having a feast! Seeing how most of these tadpoles have failed to fully transform to frogs, plus I figure they wouldn't make it though the winter. So let the duck eat!
|The small pond is made from an old fiberglass Satillitedish from the islands communications mast.|
|Bird of the Week Oct. 17th - 23rd - Scaup - Garden & Pond Tick|
What a laugh! not your average garden bird?
It's been here for 3days and is still here...
The Obs couldn't resist the ringing tick yesterday, but it was not scared off?
Yes, a strange place for a sea duck? but the bird seems happy for now.
|But what's Happening? about 2 weeks ago...|
I Had this young Eider Duck in my pond too?
Not that many of any rarity... lots of Redwings & Fieldfare. a few Redpoll... Golden Eye uncommon on Fair Isle I found a female or juv. in the South Harbour yesterday evening. Henry & I also spotted a possible Pied Flycatcher on a distant cliff face but it was so windy and faraway to be 100% sure... a few Rosefinch are hanging around. plus some Hen Harriers hunting the Walli Burn. Plus one lonely Oystercatcher on the golf course with some Snow Buntings, Bramblings and a Chaffinch.
Jackdaws like these 2 are not seen on Fair Isle often but are common on mainland Britain.
the hole we live in...
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