Birding has been good with a Icterine warbler caught in the traps this morning along with a Spotted Flycatcher. Other birds of note included fantastic views of a Short Toed Lark at the Air Strip. Quail, Crossbill and the resident male Subalpine warbler have been showing nicely in the obs plantation, An Iceland Gull in pristine condition was found amongst the herring gulls at the south of the island where a Canada Goose has took up residence.
(A Fair isle rarity with no more then 25 records seen on the island)
This individual has taken over the territory by Double Dyke and the Gully
The majority of them are in the process if egg laying at the moment
I fancied a challenge so I have started making a genuine Fair isle hat on four needles to be Bartered (sold) for when the Tall ships come in July. Hopefully, it will be ready in time. Gillian (our domestic volunteer) has been mine and Carrie's saviour with any mistakes been made, she has always come to the rescue, Unfortunatly, Gillian leaves on Friday so we trying to get as much done before she heads south.
(looking forward to using there wool)
A very tired female hunted around the observatory one evening