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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 09:47   #101
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Olive-backed Pipit - Scottish Rarity
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 12:21   #102
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Mainland

River Warbler - National Rarity
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 21:30   #103
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Shorelark - Shetland Rarity
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Whalsay

Blue-winged Teal - National Rarity

Mainland

Woodchat Shrike - Scottish rarity

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Old Wednesday 17th October 2018, 22:03   #105
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The Woodchat Shrike on Mainland today is not a new bird. Not sure about the Olive-backed Pipit on Fair Isle - anyone know? (Edit - I don't think I had the Woodchat in when first seen last week).

The Blue-winged Teal is the first on Shetland for over 20 years.

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Blyth's Reed Warbler - Scottish rarity
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Shorelark - Shetland rarity

I missed this a few days back.
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With just over a week to go, I'd like to say thank you for keeping this thread up to date and for bringing together a bit of competitive fun during the Autumn. How times have changed in around 40 years with Shetland firmly becoming the new "Sciĺlies". Both groups have a fantastic history of records and no doubt will continue to do so.
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With just over a week to go, I'd like to say thank you for keeping this thread up to date and for bringing together a bit of competitive fun during the Autumn. How times have changed in around 40 years with Shetland firmly becoming the new "Sciĺlies". Both groups have a fantastic history of records and no doubt will continue to do so.
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Bressay

Treecreeper - national rarity?

Apparently photographed, so I am assuming that there is enough there to prove Northern Treecreeper which is BBRC but will amend if not.
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Siberian type Stonechat - National Rarity

Fair Isle

Mediiterranean Gull - Shetland Rarity


The Med Gull isn't from today, it was last week but because it didn't go on Shetland WhatsApp I forgot it is a description bird in the archipelago.
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Fetlar

Ring-necked Duck - Shetland rarity


I am assuming the two Little Egrets on Mainland are long-staying birds.
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Today's Richard's Pipit on Mainland isn't a description bird in case anyone was wondering, I had to double check myself. The next few days see some easterlies so we may be in for an exciting finish.
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Siberian Rubythroat - National Rarity

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Shorelark - Shetland Rarity
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Unst

Two Arctic Redpolls (one of each) - National Rarities
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Final Scores

Fair Isle 11, 7, 4
Mainland 9, 12, 13
Unst 9, 6, 2
Foula 4, 1, 3
Whalsay 3, 0, 1
Bressay 2, 1, 2
Yell 2, 0, 2
Fetlar 1, 0, 1
Skerries 1, 0, 0
Papa Stour 0, 0, 0

Whilst there will be some lesser rarities missing overall Fair Isle held on in terms of national rarities thanks to the influx of Arctic Warblers relatively early on.

Outside the big three in the 'local derby' Whalsay thumped Skerries. Somebody clearly went birding on Papa Stour as there was a published record, but I don't think anyone went there for very long. Given what gets found on west mainland these days I think Papa Stour could actually get quite a bit of stuff.

I think stopping at the end of October was justified by two White-billed Divers today - it's winter!
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