Thursday, 4 November 2010

Birder in 'work' shocker...

Well I know it will come as a bit of a shock to some of you, but I've been busy at work for the last 5 days! Still managed to see lots of migrants though, but only in the form of Fieldfares and passage waders etc...

Yesterday I had 3 Waxwings hiding from the wind in my front garden, but as soon as they seen my ugly mush at the kitchen window, they scarpered! A Grey Wagtail was also the reward for me doing a few of my local WeBS counts.

Today I decided to try my luck with Unst. The bird of the day being a very flighty and elusive Shorelark. These are pretty good birds up here, as we don't get many, and the ones we do get are always on Lamba Ness. So finding one at Haroldswick was 'nice'... I did get a few crappy record shots, but they ain't anywhere near good enough to post here! so you'll have to take my word for it... Also had a flyover Lapland Bunting here too. The Grey Phalarope was still at Westing beach. (Thanks to Robbie B. for the directions, as I was heading to the wrong place!)

All pic's are taken with a really nasty 200mm lens, as Sigma are still holding onto my decent lens!

Rainbow over Fetlar;


  1. Glad to see you got the Phal - good shot especially if it was with a 'nasty' 200mm !


  2. If it wasn't for meeting you, I wouldn't even have found the 'beach'...

  3. Nice pix as always Dougie. Is there a pot of gold at the end of that Fetlar Rainbow or is that still in the Town Hall?

  4. Cheers for that!... and yes the SIC are still in charge of all the money, but the way they look after it I'm surprised they have any left...

  5. Should stop wasting it on things like silly little marinas and Broch Lodge then and let people realise there is a real world out there!