Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Collared Flycatcher - Temminck's Stint - Birds etc.

Collared Flycatcher - Ficedula albicollis
 Well done to Asst. Warden Richard Cope for finding and identifying a rare and tricky Female Collared Flycatcher. The bird was caught up at the mast on Ward Hill in a mist net, to confirm the ID. I guess that makes Richard the winner of the unspoken birding competition that takes place with every Fair Isle Bird Observatory Directors Meeting. I like "seeing" the new guy earn some respect... and a nice bird.

A Frog Henry caught in the FIBO plantation while looking for the Subalpine Warbler.

Hundreds of Dolphins were seen from a distance off the northern cliffs.
Seen here as a dark strip of disturbance on the calm Sea above the nesting Gannet colony on Kirk Stack.
Temminck's Stint - Calidris temminckii

Temminck's Stint - The only new Island Tick for me this year!

Collared Doves

These guys found some rare birdies 2!

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