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logan johnson
I am a very keen bird watcher who loves all types of wildlife, I've lived in the Shetland Isles all my life and the isles are some of the best places for birding in Europe.
I am a very keen bird watcher who loves all types of wildlife, I've lived in the Shetland Isles all my life and the isles are some of the best places for birding in Europe.
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Welcome to 2017
Its a new year. Now 2017 has begun and the big question every birder asks is raised once again, what do you think we'll have this year? Will it be another first for the UK? will we have a huge invasion of finches, crossbills or Waxwing from Scandinavia? Is ...

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The year of records 'n' rares: 2016
What a year this has been, 2016, the year of losing celebrities and the best autumn in my lifetime. Its been a bumper year for me, so below as always I've summed up the year as best I can month by month. January The year got off to a slow start but I had so...

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2016 Photos September-December
Seeing as I have posted little this year I thought I should share my photos at least until I get my blog posts sorted, so here's a selection of photos from September to December in backwards order that I just want to share. Green-winged Teal (Top) and Teal ...

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200
This year I set out to achieve 200 species on my year list having failed the past two years but getting my highest year list total ever. Though this year felt good even though it got off to a poor start. After coming off Fair Isle in the middle of October I...

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STOP PRESS: Siberian Accentor first for UK
News broke today at 1520 of a SIBERIAN ACCENTOR (first for UK) in a quarry north of Mossy Hill, Scousburgh by Judd Hunt. This was literally the biggest thing of the Shetland Autumn, I was bouncing off the walls of the Yell Sound Ferry when I got the news. I...

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Brown Shrike
News broke early afternoon of a possible BROWN SHRIKE at Whitelaw Road, Aith in the West Mainland, I was currently in school and seeing it was a Friday I'd be able to escape and head out there after school After a few mix ups with buses I managed to get out...

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Year List Record Broken
Headed down the South Mainland yesterday to see if I could clear up a few year ticks before the bad weather kicked in this weekend. Quendale was our target destination for Great Reed Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Little Bunting but none of them were ...

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First Autumn Birding 2016
The blog has been a bit quiet in recent months due to me falling out of the routine of doing it. But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy, I did a volunteering stint in Fair Isle in May and racked some amazing species with Black-browed Albatross being the ...

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GREEN WARBLER: Baltasound, Unst 14/05/16
I was out doing a Breeding Bird Survey on Mainland Shetland when a text came through of a probable GREEN WARBLER at Baltasound, Unst which had been initially Id'd as a Greenish the day before. I phoned up Dave and he was going so I said I'd join him and we ...

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Study leave and some home birding
Officially now we are on study leave for our exams, so we can either go to school or not, its really our choice, usually I end up going to school but yesterday I decided to do a bit of birding on the way since it was such a great day and birds had been popp...
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