I was quite bemused on Saturday morning.

I was on an all day birdwatching expedition and whilst scanning the stack at Brough Harbour on the very off chance I might have seen a puffin (wishful thinking in Brough I know) when I spotted a Shelduck perched way on top of the largest of the two stacks out in the sea.

It was simply standing there surveying all around and was still in situ when I left some hour or so later.

Do Shelducks nest this high? Or was he maybe blown there ! Is this a normal place for Shelducks to sit and take stock?

I have a picture, albeit very distant spec, so I can't be accused of seeing things.

Any advice, thoughts or comments on this sighting?


Rin x