Oct 31, 2011

It isnt !

After some absolutely fascinating, informative and intense debate across the usual internet forums the consensus of opinion is now that this bird is a Desert wheatear rather than a Red-tailed Wheatear. It’s a shame that it wont be a mega but it is a particularly rare visitor and a splendid record for Orkney. It has made for an excellent weekend birding and has drawn me out of my cant be arsed funk of the last few weeks. I might even go and try for another look to day as most of the film I shot yesterday seems to not have come out on the computer. The bird is at Sandside bay Deerness, park about half way down the track and the bird is hanging about thirty yards back from the shore….good hunting.

Oct 30, 2011

Is it isnt it ???

Buggered if i know...But i would go with the wealth of expert opinion that viewed the bird in the flesh for all those hours over the past couple of days and plump for the red arsed mega option...superb bird whatever...fantastic find for Morris, top job!!!

Oct 5, 2011

Oct 4, 2011

Dancers wed/thurs? ?

I ken fine that these predictions are a bit hit or miss but here we go!!...Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on day one (04 October). An increase to active and possible minor storm levels is expected on days two and three (05-06 October) as three Earthbound CME's are forecasted to arrive.