Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fair Isle Early Spring Bird Photos by Mark

Red Flanked Bluetail - Tarsiger cyanurus

While I was away in the States my birdwatcher friend Mark was house sitting. Besides feeding the cat, chickens and fish, he fed and watched the birds. This post highlights the best photos and best birds he saw in the last 2 weeks. Thank you Mark and FIBO staff for not finding any birds I need for my Fair Isle list. But a rare first ever Fair Isle spring record of the Red Flanked Bluetail made me more than green with envy. Marks photos speak for themselves I think he had a pretty good trip.

(European) Robin

Fair Isle Wren



Bonxie / Great Skua


Mali Munk - Fulmar

Female - Crossbill

Male - Snow Bunting

Male - Lapland Bunting

The South Harbour Skerries getting a good washing.

Purple Sandpiper

Northlink Ferry passing Foula viewed from the North Lighthouse.

Male - Eider Duck
Tree Sparrow at the Auld Haa Today.
I'm home for one day and already adding to the Fair Isle Year List again.

Thanks Mark, Stunning Photos!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those photos are stunning the clarity of them is simply awesome.