“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
“Both Iceland and Glaucous Gull were seen in early March”
“‘Bird of the Month’ as February draws to an end was a ‘first winter’ Glaucous Gull at the Hill o’ Roo on the 7th,”
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch of 2022 takes place for one hour between 28 and 30 January 2022.
Get ready for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch of 2022 which takes place for one hour between 28 and 30 January 2022.