Friday, 29 April 2011

Fair Isle Flying High!

No new news so far this morning but a couple of bits and bobs to report.

We don’t have a TV at the Obs (or a day off today), so the royal wedding has largely passed us by. Whilst I’m sure everyone here wishes the couple all the best for their big day it didn’t seem particularly relevant to Fair Isle until I found out that the pilot of the lead Typhoon in the flypast is none other than Roddy Dennis, son of FIBO Trust President Roy Dennis. Roy is also an ex-warden of FIBO and Roddy was a baby at the Obs, so maybe we will have to tune in to watch the ceremony after all!

Fly-past Fair Isle style
In bird news, the Dipper was not refound, the Hen Harrier was seen again yesterday, Hollie saw a Waxwing in the plantation and a trickle of common migrants are still moving (see the Obs latest sightings page for all the details). The weather has been glorious and I’m sure there’ll be more on the move today.

Amongst the common migrants was this distinctly northern looking Willow Warbler trapped in Gully

Wood Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit on Da Water
Right, I’m off to see what the North of the island has in store...

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