Rare blackbird spotted in Orkney causing birdwatchers from all over UK to flock to island – Daily Record


The red-winged blackbird is common in North America but has never been seen before in Europe.

Birdwatchers on Orkney reckon they’ve caught sight of a bird never seen before in Europe.

The spotters in North Ronaldsay have seen the red-winged blackbird on the island.

The creature is common in North America and may have been blown over to Scots shores by strong winds across the Atlantic during peak spring migration.

An adult female was photographed by Simon Davies of the island’s bird observatory
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Source: Rare blackbird spotted in Orkney causing birdwatchers from all over UK to flock to island – Daily Record

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