|Highlights of the Shetland Wildlife Autumn Birding Tour visit to Fair Isle.|
|Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos|
seen on the Meoness croftland viewable from the Auld Haa 3 of the 4 days of the tour.
|Plenty of common birds were seen like these Willow Warblers.|
|That Auk-ward moment...|
|A private viewing inside of the South Lighthouse.|
Arranged with the Fair Isle Lighthouse Society.
|View from top of the South Lighthouse.|
|Bonus! The group had great show of the Northern Lights!|
Originally thought to be a Lanceolated Warbler? possibly even more interesting as the measurements and other details may hopefully find it of an rare eastern race of Grasshopper Warbler?
Other bird highlights seen...
Barred Warbler & Rosefinch are nice birds to see.
Well done the group leader Jon Dunn, he was the first to find & identify the Citrine Wagtail by name while we all were watching the Arctic Warbler.
|Viewing the Arctic Warbler!|
Then having the thrill of seeing it caught & ringed...
|Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis|
"coinciding with the Aurora Borealis"
|& of course waiting for the plane... the Fair Isle experience ended with a stunning rainbow...|