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IT IS BEING WORKED ON SO PLEASE TUNE INSo, that's Christmas over for another year, rather nice that we got another one in! A heavy morning frost turned into a bright sunny day, but still we have been confined to barracks so another case of 'All Our Yesterdays' again. If there was one regret during my 20 years 'birding' in the North Sea from the safety of an Oil Rig, it has to be not honing the skills of video recording and taking much more footage, To name just one opportunity missed, when from behind the cover of a winch I observed a Long-eared Owl catch a Purple Sandpiper 'on the wing' and land just a matter of feet away. Firstly, it decapitated the hapless Wader before deftly removing both legs and wings before swallowing the remainder whole. These mainly short clips, taken 120 miles north east of Aberdeen, may be of interest to Mariner and Land Lubber alike!
BLACK-HEADED GULL with BRAMBLING
MERLIN with REDWING