Brown-headed Cowbird

Just landed back on Shetland mainland after a successful early morning charter in to Fair Isle for the Brown-headed Cowbird. And what a bird! Obvious rarity aside, I was nervous it might be a little underwhelming in the flesh, but in the sunshine it was positively irridescent.

More photos later, but this will do for now. I’m heading out to try and find me a Yank wader of some sort…

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