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27 | he/him | Birder and Ringer | Acting Warden @FI_Obs | Fair Isle/Isle of Arran 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🦉

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Alex Penn
a year ago
For anyone in need of some calming Twitter content, here's 140 seconds of Puffin antics @FI_Obs , feat. snoozing, stretching, billing, burrow-digging and grass-collecting, to a soundtrack of lots of Puffin groans. Bliss!
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a day ago
Typical @FI_Obs views of an autumn migrant, feat. Angelica and Rylock fencing. This Great Spotted Woodpecker maybe a little too big for the Angelica stalks though...
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2 days ago
Very pleased to catch up with the American Golden Plover @FI_Obs today, found by @Georgia_Platt_ a couple of days ago and finally pinned down by @SteveArlow today. Showed beautifully in the afternoon sunshine!
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3 days ago
Time for my annual Brambling appreciation tweet! Small numbers of these fantastic finches are starting to pass through @FI_Obs now - hopefully lots more to come
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6 days ago
Hide and seek with a Great Spotted Woodpecker @FI_Obs yesterday. Love seeing these birds so far out of context here
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8 days ago
Finally got a decent field view of the Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler @FI_Obs this afternoon, as it skulked around the rig and reeds at Quoy
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Georgia Platt
9 days ago
Obsessed with this absolute snowball of a Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll today @FI_Obs
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9 days ago
Migrants from east and west @FI_Obs today, with @Laziobirder 's brilliant Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler late morning, and a classic snowball of a Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll this afternoon
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12 days ago
Snipe are moving through @FI_Obs in good numbers now, with the first Jack Snipe starting to trickle through too. 9 Common and a bonus Jack were ringed last night, giving a good chance to compare the two species up close
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13 days ago
This pristine Great Northern Diver has been around North Haven @FI_Obs for a few days now, allowing for amazing views. Absolutely stunning birds!
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14 days ago
Long-billed Dowitcher still putting on a show @FI_Obs today, in better light than yesterday evening
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15 days ago
Some video of this afternoon's brilliant Long-billed Dowitcher - a very nice birthday bird and cracking find by @PeterGo06232278 who is on a roll! The third record for @FI_Obs and first since 1990
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16 days ago
A very pleasant day @FI_Obs with a good scattering of Yellow-browed Warblers, Rose-coloured Starling, Barred Warbler, Bluethroat, Redwing and Fieldfare, topped off with this Arctic Warbler ringed at Chalet
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BirdGuides
16 days ago
Birding in the second half of September is perfectly encapsulated by @AlexPenn_1 stunning portrait of an autumn favourite, which is today's Photo of the Week:
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Alex Penn
19 days ago
Over the past two nights, thanks to some excellent work by Phil Harris, three Great Snipe have been ringed @FI_Obs . Incredible to see this difficult species up close in the hand - full details to come on the website this evening!
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