A real nip in the air this morning so I was surprised to find a Swallow flying to and fro along the beach. There have been some late records noted recently but this must be the latest to date!
The local Peregrine was on his usual spot on New Island and, as I cleaned the broken glass, Vodka bottles and general debris from Spit hide I was cheered up by a flypast Kingfisher!
I notice there has been an influx of Waxwings in Shetland and in the North generally so hopefully it wont be too long before they nudge southwards.
A new bird for our beach garden today....a Jay
Seen them as flyovers but never had one in the garden before...it only stayed two minutes!