Despite Wardens being at Copper Geo from before first light, there was no sign of the Magnolia Warbler on Monday, it had left its roost during the night and was not relocated, disappointing several potential twitchers around the country.
There was still excellent birding to be had, beginning with a mobile Paddyfield Warbler found at Setter before breakfast that was eventually pinned down in Boini Mire. Another BB rarity was added to the growing list of recent arrivals when an Olive-backed Pipit was found later in the morning at the Walli Burn. The Blyth’s Reed Warbler was also still present, lurking in the Schoolton garden.
|The Paddyfield Warbler showed down to a few metres later in the day as it fed in the long grass of the Boini Mire.|
|Yellow-browed Warbler was the commonest warbler on the island, with the cliffs in the North of the island being particularly productive for them.|
|The Little Bunting at the Havens.|
With the wind still in the east, Tuesday has dawned full of promise. There is nowhere else I’d rather be at the moment!