Follow by Email

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Northwesterly winds induce an influx of 'Arctic' redpolls as well as the first PECHORA PIPIT of the year

The first PECHORA PIPIT of the year made landfall bang on cue on Fair Isle this morning (in fields near Kennaby) whilst the cool NW winds have induced a number of NORTHWESTERN and HORNEMANN'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS to appear, including three separate individuals on Foula.

Foula also attracted the first AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT of the year yesterday (Kevin Shepherd et al) following the influx of this species on Iceland during the past week