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.