Nov 16, 2008

Quiet sunday

It was a no birding day today. I missed five Chaffinches in the garden which was a bit gutting as it would have been an Orkney record for me! Five in the one place exciting stuff. I would swap my next three Merlin’s for them no probs!! The only other birds I had were geese. From the stonyhill road looking down to the Harray Loch something put up the geese all along the shore. Geese rose in skein after skein along with balls of golden plover and starlings. There were a huge number of geese in the air. To much to count but I would guess five thousand plus. It was a fantastic sight and the noise carried well over the relatively still fields. A superb ten minutes!

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