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Shetland autumn rarity thread 2019

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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 20:13   #26
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Pallid Harrier - national rarity
Citrine Wagtail - Scottish rarity
Greenish Warbler - Scottish rarity*

Fair Isle

Greenish Warbler - Scottish rarity*

* Locally assessed in Shetland
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Old Thursday 29th August 2019, 20:14   #27
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Old Friday 30th August 2019, 21:03   #28
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Bee-eater - Shetland rarity
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Old Sunday 1st September 2019, 19:33   #29
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August cumulative totals

Mainland 5, 5, 5
Unst 1, 3, 4
Fair Isle 0, 4, 2
Fetlar 0, 0, 1
Foula 0, 0, 1
Whalsay 0, 0, 1

With no score for Bressay / Noss, Out Skerries, Papa Stour and Yell. Excludes Two-barred Crossbills, which have been seen on all isles except Papa Stour.
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Old Sunday 1st September 2019, 19:38   #30
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Honey Buzzard - Shetland rarity

Yell

American Golden Plover - Shetland rarity
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Old Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 21:25   #31
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Citrine Wagtail - Scottish rarity
Black-throated Diver - Shetland rarity

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Old Wednesday 11th September 2019, 20:28   #32
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Yell

American Golden Plover (second bird) - Shetland rarity

Mainland

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Shetland rarity


Ending a week without scoring birds, though there was a scattering of scarce migrants and the first Yellow-browed Warbler was seen. Presumably other islands will do better out of the hurricane but it will be interesting to see if anything rare is picked up on Shetland.
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Old Monday 16th September 2019, 20:12   #34
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White-rumped Sandpiper - Scottish rarity
Pectoral Sandpiper - Shetland rarity


Both found by Rob Fray at Esha Ness, presumably one or two other new Yank waders will be found over the next few days.
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Little Egret - Shetland rarity
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Old Wednesday 18th September 2019, 21:15   #36
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Nightjar - Shetland rarity


I was clearly wrong about the Nearctic shorebirds...
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[i]I was clearly wrong about the Nearctic shorebirds...
Clearly I wasn't, as there was a Baird's Sand on Foula yesterday.
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American Golden Plover on mainland - Shetland rarity


Looks like it might get a lot busier the next few days.
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Little Egret - Shetland rarity
Apparently present for five months, so coming off the scoring.

As well as the Bairds's (BBRC) there was a Citrine Wagtail on Foula this week (Scottish rarity).
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Old Sunday 22nd September 2019, 14:24   #40
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Foula
Out Skerries

Ortolan Bunting - Scottish rarity locally assessed in Shetland


Given a Little Bunting on Skerries just a reminder that I don't include these even though they are on the Scottish description list, as they don't actually require any supporting evidence in Shetland except when out of season.

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Old Monday 23rd September 2019, 16:05   #41
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Fair Isle

Red-flanked Bluetail - Scottish rarity

Unst

Short-toed Lark - Scottish rarity (locally assessed in Shetland)


Given the wind direction I didn't think the highlight of the day in the SBC recording area was going to be an American butterfly!
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How many points does the Monarch get?

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Old Monday 23rd September 2019, 17:32   #43
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Not sure she's ever found anything rarer than Feral Pigeon and House Sparrow, has she, John? So I'd say none.

(Apologies:only stopped by cos I saw your name and wanted to return the 'best wishes for the coming season' expressed in a recent moth-ing thread )
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Depends how she crossed the pond.....under her own steam RYB (ship assisted...or BA air miles, suspect more with the latter.
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Not sure she's ever found anything rarer than Feral Pigeon and House Sparrow, has she, John? So I'd say none.

(Apologies:only stopped by cos I saw your name and wanted to return the 'best wishes for the coming season' expressed in a recent moth-ing thread )
No apology needed, and good hunting - we be of one blood, ye and I.....

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When I sort of found the Walrus last spring I put it on the Shetland Rare Bird WhatsApp as the obvious way to get news out quickly, and within a few minutes someone had complained that it wasn't a bird. On the bus to the airport I bumped into Paul Harvey and Pete Ellis, and Paul said it was better than a rare bird. I think a Monarch on Shetland falls into that category, better than a lot of rares.
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Old Tuesday 24th September 2019, 20:42   #47
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Foula

Rustic Bunting - BBRC
Red-flanked Bluetail - Scottish rarity
Olive-backed Pipit - Scottish rarity locally assessed

Yell

Melodious Warbler - Scottish rarity

Mainland

Blyth's Reed Warbler - Scottish rarity locally assessed
Mediterranean Gull - Shetland rarity


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Citrine Wagtail - Scottish rarity
Nightingale - Scottish rarity locally assessed in Shetland

Yell

Olive-backed Pipit - Scottish rarity locally assessed in Shetland


I thought there might be more stuff found today.
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I thought there might be more stuff found today.
Apparently the Skerries Icky is now considered to be a Melodious, so that's another Scottish description bird.
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Pectoral Sandpiper - Shetland rarity

Out Skerries

Grey Phalarope - Shetland rarity
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