Sunday, September 18, 2016


There are still a few around at this time of year. Unlike the flocks that abound here in summer, these late callers are often alone or in pairs. The wind and rain doesn't seem to put them off flitting around the place with their world strapped to the back of their wheeled skeleton. Soon though, as the weather becomes more inclement we will see them migrating southish on the ferry leaving only a few hardy souls to see out the winter.

Can often be sen head down on the roads from Tarbert to Stormoway. Plummage is usually bright with flapping bits although some sub-species can be dark with flapping bits.

Occasionally  seen huddled in bus shelters in bad weathers - often with their wheeled skeletons up-side-down.

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