Arctic Dip . . .
I have managed to dip the Arctic Redpoll which has been showing on & off at the Haa & Utra on several occasions including this afternoon. In the face of defeat I concentrated on other key Fair Isle species including a perky Fair Isle Wren & more Mealy & Lesser Redpolls . Today saw the departure of our quiz master extraordinaire friend Martin & the Obs is now housing but a handful of birders, mainly staff & past ex-staff clinging onto a hopeful repeat of 2004 . . . . ;-) the autumn is surely not yet over . . . .