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Bird Watching Group- December
by Unknown - 00:13 on 13 December 2012
Nine of the birdie group had a wonderful morning at the Standing Stones and Brodgar. We experienced ideal conditions sunshine, calm and just about cloudless sky to see the reflections of Hoy and birds on the glassy surface. The Loch of Harry was really alive with ducks so numerous it would have been hard to do a count but sufficient to say that we saw Pochard, Scaup, Golden eye, Solavian Grebe, not forgetting the residents of Swans, Teal, Widgeon, and all the other usual ducks.
The resident Ravens kept a vigil on our trek along up the side of Stenness Loch behind the Ring of a Brodgar ,also the short eared Owl and a family of Twites feeding on the special seed area.
The walk was rounded off with a bowl of soup and rolls at the Standing Stones Hotel. What a way to end a wonderful December day of still, calm, sunshine. All that remains is to say a Happy Christmas to all the Birdie group, have a good one and thank you everyone for all your support during 2012. We meet again on the 16th Jan at the 1st Barrier for a walk about Graemshall
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