Snowy owl, golden oriole, subalpine warbler and a white-tailed eagle: Birdwatcher’s epic day in Fair Isle

Today (Sunday) a birdwatcher on Fair Isle was treated to four exotic migrants. 

Steve Arlow was taken aback after he spotted a golden oriole, snowy owl, subalpine warbler and a white-tailed eagle.

He said: “Seeing a snowy owl as an arctic species on the same day as a golden oriole and western subalpine warbler that have migrated from sub-sahara is one of the reasons why I return to Fair Isle.

“It is migration at its best and most exciting.” 


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