Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Pechora Pipit... PG Tips... any birds about?

Pechora Pipit Anthus gustavi

The Pechora twitchiers evening call...
Seen much better in the morning in the daylight.
Pechora Pipit in the field by Midway.
Fair Isle's Jimmy (Midway) Stout found the 1st Pechora for Britain in 1925...
Jimmy is 101 and now living in Shetland to see more about Jimmy's birding adventures follow this link:

Any birds about? This is what I call the Fair Isle hello... this is the most familiar greeting on the isle and my most asked question from birdwatchers as they pass my Auld Haa. "Mel" is a common migrant birdwatcher who has been coming to Fair Isle for many years now, far longer than I've lived hear that's for sure.
Auld Haa House

PG Tips tastes so good!
The lucky Shetland Wildlife Tour Group have seen 5 Fair Isle specialities in 3 day! 

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler
Lancelated Warbler
Pechora Pipit
Paddyfield Warbler
& Blyth's Reed Warbler

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola

Spotted Flycatcher


Lesser Whitethroat

1 comment:

  1. Nice photo of Mel, love the picture of the blackcap. I could use your eyes for the birds at our feeder. Most I know but there are a couple that are strange. They are going through the seed at a tremendous rate this time of year (autumn)