Monday, 9 October 2017
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
After a little while a couple of Parrot Crossbill calls started to come from deep within the pines and a little while later Kev spotted a male feeding in the open. Another, this time juvenile, then appeared and Kev and Sam had another over later on. Sadly it seems they didn't hang around (much like the ones at Sand to the north).
There may be more, but with these winds at the moment, I doubt it. But whatever- great to find a rarity that is even rare for Shetland!
This Red-breasted Flycatcher was in a quarry at Sumburgh Head, Shetland last week and gave incredible views. At one point I had it down to a couple of metres for a prolonged period- easily the best views of the species I have had. Whilst at the site we also found a second one which was frequently chased off by the original individual when it ventured into it's territory.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
I haven't seen many Bluethroats in Britain (one at Welney, one on Scilly and found one with Mike Weedon last autumn at Skegness)...In fact I haven't seen that many world wide bar a migrant in Turkey and breeding birds in Norway, so a bird 20 minutes from home was irresistible. A great winter record for this site with growing reputation. Also great to see the old greats- Day, Harriman, Catley and Blake on site plus the new kids on the block!
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Pinky in 1996. Being only about 40 minutes from my house felt it was rude not to go and have a look, especially since the last one I saw 10 years ago in Cornwall. However, that also showed well.... Despite some reports, I think the reported fishing line in the bill is in fact just river weed.