It has been SHETLAND which has been making all of the headlines in the past
week and with up to 160 observers scouring every nook and cranny of
suitable habitat in search of rarities, an impressive haul has been unearthed.
The star of the show still remains that snowball of a first-winter
HORNEMANN'S ARCTIC REDPOLL on Unst at Norwick, whilst an AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT
remains at Esha Ness and a presumed SYKES'S BOOTED WARBLER is still being
fleetingly glimpsed at Channerwick. The Out Skerries continue to host both a
BLACK-HEADED BUNTING and a CITRINE WAGTAIL, with the two juvenile
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS still by the lighthouse at Esha Ness machair and at least
two LITTLE BUNTINGS remaining on Unst. Elsewhere, a scattering of
Yellow-browed Warblers, Barred Warblers, Lapland Buntings and Common Rosefinches.
So what's this then?....
Thank you Mr Drunkbirder aka John Hague for the photo!