Wednesday, 26 June 2013

White-throated Needletail

There will be much more written and by the looks of this some great pictures on the White-throated Needletail but first image from the back of the camera from our news manager Josh Jones this morning.


Late Afternoon Update
And off the camera into the Birdguides Iris Galleries...
White-throated Needletail (© Josh Jones)

Evening Update
Sadly after providing a memorable day for the birders that made it to Harris, news filtered out early evening that the White-throated Needletail had collided with a small community wind-turbine on South Harris and died. An incredibly sad end for what was, for some at least, one of, if not the most, enigmatic species that has graced the British Isles in modern times.

 White-throated Needletail photographed post-collision and
© David Campbell
 
Postscript
BirdGuides Webzine subscribers can now read a full account of the day in a webzine article here.  If you want to subscribe to the BirdGuides Webzine or any of our other news services you can do so here.

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