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Old Tuesday 8th October 2019, 20:25   #76
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No further Orca sightings for us to date. The daily diet mammal-wise is Rabbits, Grey and Common Seals in varying proportions, but today a trip South gave Roy and I decent views of Harbour Porpoises in West Voe, looking from Scatness, in addition.

Bird-wise it's not quite delivering despite seemingly hopeful weather conditions, but what may have been a new Olive-backed Pipit at Sandwick (certainly it was a lot more showy than the Hoswick individual of last week!) gave a photo-opp of sorts this morning.

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Old Tuesday 8th October 2019, 20:40   #77
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Old Tuesday 8th October 2019, 21:16   #78
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Cracking photos John.
Cheers Rich, the Orcas were amazing, we were lucky to be on hand for them.

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More good Harbour Porpoise views yesterday near Laxfirth, along with some hauled-out Common Seals. Still no Otters, that's something we miss from Hillswick. Birding a bit uphill and best bird of the day for us only a Pied Flycatcher at Sandgarth.

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Last full day and finally connected with an adult female Otter with two youngsters in tow, just down the road near Bixter. I saw them first while out specifically searching for Otters and later Roy and I had excellent views of the family coming ashore from the voe, playing in a fresh water pool and then the mother trying to return to the voe with her offspring but finding repeatedly that one of them was determined to stay and play in the pool! She and the other juvenile came back several times and eventually the independent-minded one consented to follow his mum.

Both Grey and Common Seals were present in the sea loch and we saw rabbits in several places. I have forgotten to mention that a couple of days ago we saw a Black Rabbit in a colony at Laxfirth: they are quite common on Shetland which has few avian predators for them to worry about.

In between times we had a Yellow-browed Warbler in our local wood and two more over at Aith in Michael's wood, along with an elusive Long-eared Owl.

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What a cool thread. Thanks for sharing these photos.
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What a cool thread. Thanks for sharing these photos.
Thank you and welcome! Feel free to add your own contributions: tales of sightings, pictures, sharing hot sites for any species. If wild mammals are your thing you may find mammalwatching.com a useful resource as well, though I think BF has more of a community feel. Quite a few BFers seem to turn up over there...

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