Twite were taken on Fair Isle, while the Rosefinch is one of two seen at Quendale on our first afternoon on Shetland, just after we’d seen the River Warbler. It was typical of Shetland birding:
- walk up to tiny vegetable plot
- make a few pishing noises
- two birds immediately pop up
- both are Rosefinches
- Cue sound of motor drive
Well, OK, it’s not always quite that easy… but you get the idea.