|Siberian Ruby Throat - painted by my son Henry yesterday....|
Siberian Ruby Throat found today!
found by Graham Gordon at Stoneybreck.
|Siberian Ruby Throat - Male - Luscinia calliope|
What a stunning bird! I have been wanting to see a male for years.
I had a female in my garden last year... but the red male is awesome!
|Siberian Ruby Throat is a 10th record for Britain...|
5th record for Fair Isle.
The first British record was first year male found on Fair Isle - Oct. 11th, 1975.
The next 3 have been rather plain females.This is the first Red Male seen on Fair Isle!
I couldn't be happier!
Photo by Henry added Oct. 22nd - See more Photos & Video from Day 2
|Tongue & Cheek|
Andrew Tongue fines Grey-cheeked Thrush. Oct. 11th.
That is a lifer for me. thanks!
But, good view in the scope as it hopped about the pony pasture and fences at Barkland.
|photos through the scope really rubbish too.|
|Golden Plovers at Barkland.|
|Dotterel and Snipe among the Golden Plovers.|
|Ruff & Redshank|
Pam - Martin - Judd - Mark - Stuart
Shetland Wildlife Tour Group Oct. 14th -18th.
All photos below are taken by my son Henry in the past few days...
|Dusky Warbler - Phylloscopus fuscatus|
that's a new one for me too!
new to the garden list!
|Snow Buntings in flight.|
|One of many Redpoll about.|
|Fair Isle Wren.|
|Yellow Browed Warbler|
|Hawfinch - Auld Haafinch.|
in the garden for the past few days.
Seaslug found by Henry in a tidepool - 2nd record for Fair Isle.
Henry Logan & I did a lot of birding during the school break... Here is a link to Logan's blog post about our sightings: http://logansnatureblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/fair-isle-awesome-autumn-16th-25th-of.html