Today Rodmund and I checked Sandoy. We only had a few hours on the island so we had to check the island in a hurry and didn’t have time to look in all the lovely gardens on the island.
Shorebirds were present in good numbers. Dunlins, Common Ringed Plovers and Sanderlings were the most common.
But we also saw 3 Black-tailed Godwits and a single Greenshank.
Other birds included several Grey-lag and Barnacle Geese and two Brants, some Teal, Wigeons, Pintails, Shelducks and Tufted Ducks.
But the highlight were 12 Red-necked Phalaropes, that have returned to their breeding grounds on the island. Always an amazing bird to see – and very confiding at that.