Fine first full day on Shetland, a.m around our local Sandwick patch, p.m around Quendale - Little Bunting, three Flycatcher sp.,a v interesting Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow-brow, 70 Whooper, Scaup, Rouzel, Whinchats, Bean Geese, big numbers of Bramblings etc. and a lot of laughs.. pic.twitter.com/X9qrzFyCWc— Mark James Pearson (@Markthebirder) September 29, 2021
Our @YCNature Migration Days strike again! Went to check out a reported RBFly on the cliff edge at @FlamboroughBird fog station and we were greeted by this... plus Yellow-brow, spooned Pom, Little Gulls, big Siskin and Skylark movements... quite a #Migweek mic drop 😍 pic.twitter.com/L3ptF3ZZjF— Mark James Pearson (@Markthebirder) October 16, 2021
The most #Migweek #Migweek photo you'll ever see - Jim showing a Yellow-browed Warbler to a young new birder @FlamboroughBird's daily ringing demos. So proud to co-ordinate an event made possible by the best, most skilled volunteer team you could wish for 😍 pic.twitter.com/xu1M2ZPrP6— Mark James Pearson (@Markthebirder) October 14, 2021
#Migweek 2021 day two started with a bang this a.m, when the #Filey team caught this male Subalpine Warbler sp (released on the south side of Arndale).... huge props to @Borealis_George and @ViperaDan! Ringing demos every a.m this week pic.twitter.com/pq4C8K88dF— Mark James Pearson (@Markthebirder) October 10, 2021
A fine day on the Moray coast, guiding, exploring and relaxing - many highlights, a stand-out being a smart drake King Eider in with over a thousand of its commoner brethren. pic.twitter.com/MJzbs0CfnB— Mark James Pearson (@Markthebirder) November 9, 2021
So, not the worst of seasons, and not the worst of years, despite everything. Birds and wildlife, along with my amazing partner and lovely friends, kept me sane throughout, and going into 2022, I know how lucky I am. Here's to a fine year ahead for all you good people.
3 beers in and loving life… hanging with my best birding buds ❤️ https://t.co/EPxFJOcGn9— Mike Dilger 💚 (@DilgerTV) November 14, 2021