Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Young Birders?

Logan, Dad & I

It was great fun to have my friend Logan from Mid Yell, Shetland on Fair Isle for the long weekend. Logan had six "lifers" his first day! 11 for the weekend! (Lifer - bird species you have never seen before in your whole life.) I didn't have any Lifers, but I'm happy that Logan is adding to his Life List. Dad is not a young Birder!

Highlights include birds we saw ringed at and by the Fair Isle Bird Observitory. 
Bluethrroat - male

Subalpine Warbler - female

Ring Ouzel


Shetland Bee

Tuffed Duck

Red-backed Shrike was in my garden for 4 days.
(the meanie, would fly to the South Harbour to eat the Swallows)

5 dead Barn Swallows found on the South Harbour Beach where the Red-backed Shrike was killing and feeding on the heads of the tired and hungry birds resting after arriving over the sea. 

Dead Sand Martin - decapitated by the Red-backed Shrike.

Snow Buntings

Logan age 13 & Me age 12.
We are very keen, we maybe best young birders in Shetland and it's always fun when we are together looking at wildlife.
See Logan's Blog: http://logansnatureblog.blogspot.co.uk/