Saturday 25 September 2010

Quiet times... No Yanks here!

Still brisk northerlies today on Fair Isle, and consequently still very few birds. The two Buffys (pipit and sandpiper) remain, and Short-eared Owl and Sparrowhawk have arrived, but passerines are thin on the ground... Apart from Lapland Buntings, which are carpeting the south end of the island! We've added Black Redstart, Song Thrush, Knot, Greenshank and a few other similarly exciting species to the trip list, but hopefully the forecast change in the weather will deliver something new and rare! Judging by news from Norfolk and the Hebs, there's a distinct chance of something transatlantic...

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