Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Beauty on Burra
The Rose-breasted grosbeak is a bit of a beauty and one has turned up in a garden at Burra, Shetland. It breeds in the open woodlands of Canada and north-eastern USA; winters over in Central America, Venezuela and Peru; has been seen by birdwatchers in Scotland only five times; with this the first recorded visit to the Northern Isles. Go to Shetland News for more details and for a sight of the bird itself.
Scottish Islands Explorer - often to be found away from its usual habitats
Digital Edition: easily discovered anywhere