The single rarity – so far – was amazingly found feeding in the same field as the (much rarer) Ross’s Gull seen in late Spring – a Rosy Starling (in moult) between Springwell and the Rothiesholm School on 21st August.
“It started with a question about the rindy stuff on smoked cheese.”
These magnificent birds are struggling to feed offspring in heavily deforested areas of the Amazon.
“To Marwick on a fine – if windy – Sunday.”
“Once again there have been a few unusual migrants in late May and early June, but which species we are likely to see is always impossible to guess.”
“Here’s a little bit of nature watching “
According to new tracking data, common swifts travel 570 kilometers (more than 350 miles) on an average day–but they are capable of going much farther and faster.
“Since we arrived on Stronsay in 1987 we have been waiting for one particular bird species to turn up here.”
“A brilliant male of this species arrived on the Reserve during a spell of warm easterly winds”
“Pied wagtails were late arriving, but one bird of the European race (alba – very rare here in Spring) was discovered feeding among the ponies at Ha’breck.”