Showing posts from January, 2016
Happy New Year!
I hope you, like me, managed to get out on 1st January to officially start the new birding year.  The weather here was bright but with a cold wind, but a good couple of hours checking out spots along the Moray coastline yielded good views of Snow Bunting, Red-throated Divers, plus a very unseasonal Sandwich Tern, still in winter plumage, and it forced a quick check of the Collins' Bird Guide to make sure it wasn't a vagrant Forster's Tern which can look similar in some respects!  Currently we're seeing large numbers of Little Auks enter the Firth, and that day was no exception with small groups passing by throughout our time there.  My iPhone has a bird alert application which 'pings' for Highland and Moray unusual bird sightings, and it's been going off constantly these past few days thanks to these great wee birds passing birdwatchers at wave top height.

A male Snow Bunting

Not much flooding here, but...

We've been very lucky compared to m…