|A pre-breakfast call from a very excited Henry at the Haa alerted us to the first Great Spotted Woodpecker on the island since 2009.|
Chiffchaffs included a bright individual that showed some plumage characteristics of Iberian Chiffchaff, although further observations suggested that ‘common’ Chiffchaff was perhaps more likely. There’s a Chiffy dropping in the post that should provide the answer!
|I don't think the photos do justice to the yellow tones of this bird, which was certainly an interesting individual in the hand.|
|This Waxwing posed obligingly outside the kitchen window after a quick northward migration up the island.|
|An increase in Twite today was accompanied by an increase in Linnets to 10, including this bird singing at the Obs. After a probable breeding attempt last year, are we about to see the colonisation of Fair Isle?|
|Was this one of the recent birds searching round the island for the shortest sea crossing to get home, or could it have been a new arrival from the south?|
|A welcome splash of colour on the Obs feeders, this Goldfinch and Siskin were clinging onto the feeder as it swung wildly in a gale!|