|Finally! PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER!|
Bert who has come to Fair Isle since the 1960's finally sees the Fair Isle speciality P G Tips!
Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler aka P G Tips
white "tips" to feathers on tertials and tail.
The light was fading fast and bird was very mobile scurrying like a mouse in the ditches and tall grass. I tried but didn't get great views like last year... and couldn't get anything on it other than it looked like a Grasshopper Warbler with a supercilium. but that's about what it looks like isn't it? P G Tips is notoriously hard to photograph but I did get a good photo of it last year as shown below.
|P G Tips - a Fair Isle rare a tea.|
|Pallis's Grasshopper Warbler - Wali Burn 2008 - photo Ashley Banwell |
|P G Tips 2010 twitch|
|Returning from morning trap rounds|
|Red Shank in the garden walls|
|Reed Warbler on the South Haven Beach... Blyth's|
feeding the same as last years? eventually caught and yes! it is Blyth's Reed Warbler.
every Warbler, Wader, Wagtail, Pipit and even Swift look suspiciously rare this time of year?
|Citrine Wagtail - 1st winter|
|Swift... but what kind?|
|Ribble Bird Tours - http://www.ribblebirdtours.co.uk/|
Oh My God! like... Bill & Stuart are like totally awesome!
|no Lobsters in our trap... but 4 huge Edible Crabs|