|Great Crested Grebe - North Haven|
13th Fair Isle record - 1st since April 2005
I had done no birding today but looking out the window a Robin & Dunnock being highlights. That is until I had to head down to help unload the Good Shepherd Ferry Boat. Drive bye birding saw geese of all kinds Greylag, Pink-Footed, White-Fronted & Bean Goose. 3 skylarks 2 Reed Buntings another 3 Robins along the way. The Bird Obs is empty as the Warden & family left this morning by plane. If they had taken the boat they would of seen the birds in the Haven.
|With the Good Shepherd still out to sea a bit... I took a few photos of this Grey Seal on the beach.|
|I Go the help unload the boat and Pat asks what was the duck in the Haven? What duck?|
Back to the car for my bins... I quickly spot this Scoter? and start taking record photos...
As it turned out other Fair Islanders saw it in the morning loading the boat and jokingly referred to it when asking each other what it was? Calling it an "Expensive Duck" I'm glad I saw it but I don't know if the warden saw it before leaving today? and if he did why didn't anyone call me?
|I can't help but think of Mickey Mouse... Cheers!|