|Willow Warblers have been around in decent numbers in recent days, with most crofts and geos holding the odd one or two.|
Grasshopper Warbler, Redstart and Blackcap (3) also made their seasonal debuts, whilst notable counts of other species included 5 Little Stints (the highest count for 6 years), 13 Pied Flycatcher, 44 Willow Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Whinchat, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Swift and a Reed Warbler (which was trapped in the Gully, bringing the number of Reed Warblers ringed this year level with that of Blyth’s Reed).
|Little Stints are annual on Fair Isle (just about), but often only one or two are seen a year, so today's count was notable. This one was on the wet flush behind North Naaversgill.|
|Most of the Pied Flycatchers were on the sheltered west cliffs, this bird was at Dronger.|
|Taken from the brilliant http://earth.nullschool.net/, this shows where our winds are coming from this morning.|
For a few days now we’ve been predicting a classic ‘Sunday lunchtime rare’, I certainly think we’ll have more birds today, but is this very pleasant birding spell about to be topped by something even better? We’ll find out soon…