Wednesday, 6 June 2012

It was another very good day bird-wise, with a nice selection of scarcities on the island. The day started well, when a Red-breasted Flycatcher was discovered in Nant garden. This bird remained here for the rest of the morning, although could not be relocated in the afternoon. This is around the 76th record for the island, although there have only ever been nine previous spring records. An unringed Common Rosefinch was seen briefly at Cristin mid-morning, although was not seen again after flying North along the mountainside. The third decent bird of the day was a Golden Oriole that made a fleeting appearance in the bottom end of Cristin garden, although once again attempts to relocate the bird failed. 

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Nant this morning


  1. I wonder why its breast is not red, as its name indicates?

  2. Nice one Steve. Great bird and good supporting cast. Have you any more pics of the RBF?