Terrific read. Much admiration. I know it's not much compensation for what must have seemed like a lot of physical pain but that still is a pretty impressive haul of self-found birds for one week! A single spring Red-backed Shrike, Icterine Warbler or Common Rosefinch would draw a weekend crowd on the mainland. You had a whole bundle of them to enjoy on your own. Beautiful scenery too.
PS You all should check out the Rufous-tailed Robin photos on the N. American Stop Press. Squint a little Alex and you'd get a sense of what finding a clifftop one would be like on a remote scottish island.
Last edited by Bobolink44; June 12th, 2008 at 05:58 AM.
Excellent read, that's one ugly sheep or is that lamb? Better luck next year, you know you will.
A wee article in Birding world this month about Foula from this autumn.
Also a few videos from the island this autumn are posted at:
Also http://www.foundonfoula.co.uk/ has been updated with most of this years records