|Ciaran did well to find a rather skulking rarity despite all the dense, tangled growth (the Lower Leogh roses).|
Amongst the new migrants caught up in the excitement, the highlight was definitely the Paddyfield Warbler found at Lower Leogh by Ciaran during morning census.
North Ronaldsay's bird (found the day before) was still present, so was obviously not the same individual.
Pectoral Sandpiper went on to show very well on Da Water, with the Short-toed Lark still at Kenaby (although it was less cooperative).
|Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper on Da Water (photo by Ciaran Hatsell)|
|Short-toed Lark. Species present for comparison: sheep. (photo by Ciaran Hatsell).|
Saturday should be another fine day, although it looks like northerly gales and rain on Sunday before a spell of westerlies. Although it is likely to see a reduction in migrants, we're in the autumn, it's Fair Isle and anything is possible.