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.