|A fine New Years Day on Fair Isle. 2014|
The sun came out New Years Day though it was still with strong wind, a better than expected day weather wise for our first of the year bird count. I could help but to stop and take some photos in the lovely light of a short day.
|South Harbour at high tide.|
|Sheep at Shirva with the Reevas in the background.|
|Glaucous Gull at Setter.|
David,, Henry & I started our annual first birds of the year bird count at 10 am.
New Years Days Bird List as we saw them:
Fulmar - Greylag - Starling -Rock Dove - Turnstone - Wigeon - House Sparrow - Blackbird - Mallard - Fair Isle Wren - Redshank -Herring Gull - Wood Pigeon - Hooded Crow - Rock Pipit - Black-headed Gull - Eider Duck - Red-breasted Merganser - Shag - Snipe - Purple Sandpiper - Gannet - Black Guillemot - Curlew - Robin - Common Gull - Song Thrush - Snow Bunting - Raven - Lapwing - Jack Snipe - Meadow Pipit - Dunlin - Glaucous Gull - Redwing -Common Scoter - Velvet Scoter - Long-tailed Duck - Whooper Swan - Fieldfare - Teal Goldeneye.
By 3pm we had 43 species.
A Chaffinch was also seen just by David at 9am. before we started together.
3 Little Auks were seen by Nick Riddiford off the South Lighthouse.
Bringing the Isle total to 45 species.
|What day is it?|
The posts go backwards in time from here on...
|The King of the Swingers! Jungle Book theme.|
Hogmanay Guisers in great home made costumes.
|Liz and others saying goodbye at the plane after Christmass and Boxing Day.|
Dec. 27, Liz is heading to the USA.
|Also at the plane, look at the Luck Girls!|
Who's Nannie knit them Fair Isle Keps for Christmas!
|Boxing Day Pantomime - Sleeping Beauty|
I took some video when walking on a windy Christmas Day...
|Well done to the whole cast!|
|Never to much Chocolate on Christmas Day!|
|Christmas Eve Party at the Auld Haa House.|
|Christmas Eve the tree all a glow.|
We have had a Happy Holidays. Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tommy!ReplyDelete
Pretty good list you got today!
I really love this pics from Shetland:) I really should love to visit your place:) I live in the other corner of the ocean between us:)) Vigra in Norway:))ReplyDelete
Really love your place:)
Take care and have a happy new year:))
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Thanks a lot for this.