Long-tailed Ducks have been seen in Mill Bay most days this Winter and an occasional flock of Sanderling on the beach.
The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch takes place over the days of 27th to 29th of January. To support those taking part the RSPB has produced an easy to use guide on how to identify the birds that you are recording.
The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch takes place over the days of 27th to 29th of January.
The first copies of the 2022 Report will be available in early January 2023 – each with an original colour-sketch of a species seen that year. Price £5 including cover illustration.
“A few small ‘passerine’ migrants have been seen in November – two each of Black Redstart, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. and a similar number (4-5) of Reed Buntings and Stonechats. “
“Apart from the big number of Wheatears (of the Greenland race) and the White-rumped Sandpiper of north
American origin, the bulk of the arrivals were from the NE. “
a Red Kite – seen flying over Whitehall Village by David Askew on 11th August – the 5th record for Stronsay.
“Our findings show that islands play a pivotal role as stopover sites and as wintering grounds for the world’s migratory birds.” Frank La Sorte, Cornell Lab
“The most astounding sight there throughout summer has been the number of Shelduck.”
In the Orkney Top Ten the Starling came in at number 1, with the house sparrow at 2 and the blackbird at 3