Friday, 11 September 2009

Quest for the BIG ONE!

This is it the start of my month on the northern isles. Drove up to Scrabster throught the night then got the ferry across to Stromness, saw a few manxies and lots of Bonxie from the boat but not a lot else except the "old man"!. Got the plane over to North Ron and met up with Towel. After a few hours of gently thrashing the haul was a Crossbill, a fine Drake Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Wryneck and apparently best of all a Black Tern, rare as rocking horse shit on here. Best for me though were the ridiculous sheep that live on the beach and allegedly eat seaweed!!! I'll be checking out the validity of this claim! Not bad for a first afternoon but with reports coming in of rare hippos either side of us expectations are high for tomorrow.

The 'old man'

Loca mega!

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