Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Buff-bellied Pipit

A late afternoon message with news of the first Buff-bellied Pipit for Shetland away from Fair Isle and Foula had me heading north to Tangwick. After a short wait, the bird obligingly flew back to its favoured area and gave absolutely wonderful views. Fortunately, one of the Shetland Wildlife autumn birding groups were nearby and diverted west to see the bird - which turned out good for everybody as the group who headed to Unst first found a Red-flanked Bluetail - and most of the participants in that group saw the Buff-bellied Pipit on Fair Isle last week! Our sincere thanks to the finder of the pipit - Graham Smith.

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