Just finished work, stripped out of my bonfire-smelling hoodie and stopped in my tracks as I looked out of the window...holy crap, look at that
My first ever Skye Reed Bunting! They aren't exactly rare up here, just rather scarce and localised. I still remember finding my very first Reed Bunting (a male on top of a reed at Frensham Great Pond Surrey, 1986 - I was 14) and this is the second most excited I've ever been at seeing one! This is the 99th species of bird I've seen in my square, and 111th for Skye as a whole. Happy days indeed.