Monday 16 May 2011

Rain stops plane.

A frustrating morning so far, with rain stopping census and the low cloud that has come with it stopping planes. A calm evening last night saw a few moths appear in the trap but a speculative drive around the island at midnight drew a blank when it came to listening for Quail and Corncrake (both of which have been seen recently). A few drumming Snipe were heard but the biggest surprise was bumping into one of the island residents as she wandered around in her dressing gown with a torch looking for her dog that had gone wandering off!

It doesn’t look the most promising of days for good birds coming in, but this is Fair Isle, so let’s go and see.

Lesser Whitethroats waiting for the rain to clear. The Obs gardens currently host three of these, Subalpine Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting and a few other bits and bobs.

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