Sunday 17 April 2011

Blue is the colour (sort of)

The sun is shining, the winds are WSW gusting up to Force 7, but this is Fair Isle so you just never know what might turn up. Although reasonable numbers of Meadow Pipits and Wheatears seemed to be about up North, it seemed my four Barnacle Geese were going to be 'bird of the day', until Will phoned to say he was coming back to the Obs with a Bluethroat !
A cracking little bird, it was a young female (so largely lacking in blue) and presumably (based on the early date), a 'white-spotted' bird.

Grace adding bluethoat to her list (she doesn't have one really, although she does like puffins)
There will be pictures of the bird on the Fair Isle Bird Observatory website tomorrow, along with a more complete list of recent sightings.
With a hint of SE winds promised for tomorrow, there may be a few more birds to report soon...

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