Wednesday 1 July 2009

A bit of the action

The influx of Crossbills continues throughout Shetland so that spurned me on to get out and see what Whalsay had to offer. Made my way up to Skaw to check the plantation, this proved successful with an individual dropping in briefly before vanishing, a check of the trap area produced the same individual which was duly caught and taken for ringing to Mr Marshall. Upon inspection it was thought to be a 2cy Male. A check of Brough also produced a patch tick female type Crossbill that put in a very brief show. Also in Brough, a Crossbill visited a neighbours garden yesterday, c.10 flew over Marister on Sunday and possibly up to a dozen are visiting garden feeders at Hamister, fingers crossed some come and visit mine ?

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