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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Fair Isle

I had an awesome first visit to Fair Isle on Wednesday with two lifers, two new forms and a whole set of other quality birds.

Our mode of transport
 
Our first views of the famed isle

The male Cretzschmar's Bunting showed distantly in rough grass at Boini Mire on arrival

And just down the road was this dazzling male Caspian Stonechat

Red-breasted Flycatcher - my first spring sighting

Red-breasted Flycatcher
 
Short-toed Lark, left, with Skylark - an overdue lifer

Blue-headed Wagtail - my first non-flavissima

Possibly my first spring Wryneck