Saturday, 26 October 2013
Two Birds on Hand
This photograph by Shetland Nature Wildlife tour guide, Brydon Thomason, was taken on Wednesday and is of the Cape May Warbler. It had been spotted in a sycamore tree in the garden of The Manse, Baltasound, Unst. Prospective observers of the diminutive green bird from America appeared - for only the second sighting of the creature in Europe. Another bird had a group of Yorkshire enthusiasts in pursuit. It was the Siberian Rubythroat making its tenth appearance in the UK and fifth on Fair Isle. Full accounts and a video are available at Shetland News. Get going!
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