Monday, October 21, 2013

Siberian Ruby Throat - Tongue & Cheeked... and other Birds.

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!

Rubbish photos...
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!
Oct. 13-14th

Red-thoated Pipit
new to the garden list!


Snow Bunting

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.

Dendronotus frondosus
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:

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