Monday, 14 November 2016

Going Dutch

History of the colour-ringed Waxwing in our garden on Saturday 12/11/16. Many thanks to Raymond Duncan of the Grampian Ringing Group for the info and to our day-tour group for their patience and assistance in securing the colour ring combination!

Raymond wrote: "An old friend returns! Only our 7th or 8th returning to UK from the several thousand we have ringed over the years, and our oldest equal with one other returning 3 winters later. RW-Rm was already an adult male when ringed".



Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Rufous Turtle Dove

Just back from watching this stunning Rufous Turtle Dove (aka Oriental Turtle Dove) at North Roe. Only the third Shetland record - but the second in just twelve months! Less than 20 have occurred in the UK.