|Northern Pintail - Self found Island tick & Lifer! (record shot)|
Back to the birds! Today I found 2 Northern Pintails in the South Harbour coming back from the shop about 1pm. Drive by birding photographed from the drivers seat. I didn't know what they were at first? I did know I had never seen them before so i made a few notes and drove home to look in my Collins Bird Guide. Pintail! I go back to the harbour on foot and they are gone? :(
as far as I know so far I'm the only person to see them so I share this rubbish record shot so someone will believe me... you know who you are. Birders, we all need a bit of proof!
The day started out with a phone call alerting me of a Bluethroat seen at the parks by the old mill... Believe it or not a Pintail is a much rarer bird on Fair Isle. The day ended with a Green Sandpiper on the Scrape.
Interesting about the lambs. I can see why they do it but you'd think there would be somewhat of a smell of death about the lamb coat as well as lamb scent.ReplyDelete
Maybe that's why the mother isn't happy at first, something smells wrong but she can't figure it out. Or I could be telling tales.
Great pictures! I love the puffins and the lambs. I follow Springwatch loosely, I like it but I prefer Autumnwatch. Your island looks absolutely gorgeous.ReplyDelete