|Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus|
The Pallid Harrier is a special species of bird for Islanders and Fair Isle history buffs.
In 1931 Fair Islander Jimmy (Midway) Stout shot what was believed in flight by his father Fieldy Stout to be the first Pallid Harrier ever seen in
|Pallid Harrier under-wing|
|Plenty of Willow Warblers around the Isle.|
|Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris Melanotos|
|Pectoral Sandpiper in the warm glow of evening light.|
|Pectoral Sandpipers are the most common North American wader species|
to occasionally visit the British Isles.
|Buff-Breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficullis|
another slightly rarer North American wader of note.
|Gannet - with my favourite 3rd year spotty plumage.|
|Sparrowhawk hunting in the Auld Haa Garden... |
Flew away with a Garden Warbler.
|White-tailed Garden Warbler |
Looks to be regrowing it's tail feathers which look to be lucistic?
|I'm going to break these chains and fly away...|