There's only been a few migrants in over this last week with some pied flycatchers and whinchats being seen in the village. However, this little beauty was caught at a regular ringing site at Logie Buchan on the 30th August.
It's a Blyth's reed warbler. This species breeds as close as southern Finland and up until recent years was considered to be an extremely rare visitor to the UK. However, it's a species that's expanding its range westward and is now being found regularly in Shetland each autumn. In North-east scotland it is still an extremely rare bird with only two previous records.
|Blyth's Reed Warbler|