|Fair Isle Wrens are singing at several places on the island now. This bird in the South Haven will probably be the most appreciated this year as various visitors add this rare endemic to their lists!|
|The male Hen Harrier flew past the kitchen window, but was only marginally more photographable than during its previous appearance!|
Puffins of the spring were seen, with a single on 31st followed by 28 the next day; a slow start to the season but they’ll hopefully come piling back soon. Unlike their colourful cousins, Tysties stick with us all year and the first count of the year of the monitoring plot (the east coast between the lighthouses) produced 174 breeding-plumaged adults, fairly similar to the last few years. Another hardy ‘resident’ is the Great Tit, which has entered its seventh month on the island, although presumably it will move on soon as any hopes it has of breeding will be somewhat limited by the lack of trees and other Great Tits.
|Bom, bom, bom, ayee-ah. The chorus of frogs singing from the Obs wader scrape has been quite impressive in recent days.|