Friday, 31 August 2007

Hudsonian Whimbrel

Hudsonian Whimbrel, near Mavers Geo, 31st August 2007.
Never easy to photograph, I was fortunate to get these record shots. Doubtless this bird would have proved more popular had the Walney bird of earlier in the year proved less co-operative. Nevertheless, it has been succesfully 'twitched' by six Shetland birders (so far). The third record for Shetland, following singles on Fair Isle in 1955 and Out Skerries in 1974.

Barred Warbler

Barred Warbler, Barkland, 30th August 2007
Surprisingly the only one of the autumn so far.

Saturday, 25 August 2007

Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike, Schoolton, 25th August 2007
An obliging juvenile in the Riddiford's garden

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Citrine Wagtail

Citrine Wagtail, Setter, 14th August 2007.
Usually to be found at Setter or Pund, and roosted last night in the Chalet garden with alba wagtails.

Monday, 13 August 2007

Common Rosefinch

Common Rosefinch, Barkland, 23rd August 2007
above two images - one of the three Rosefinches in the garden today

above, Common Rosefinch, Barkland, 20th August 2007

This first-summer male Rosefinch was trapped in the garden on 11th August.
(3 images)

Friday, 3 August 2007

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper, Vatnagaard, 3rd August 2007
The first on the island since 2004