Bit of a discussion on orkbird about this bird. I've posted a few times there and won't repeat the discussion here. I have posted a draft description of the bird here . I don't have any doubts about the ID and think it reasonable to link the Orkney sightings, Orkney and Scotland records committees may of course disagree.
Some recent moths:
Hoary Plume, found in the kitchen, quite a good record I think. Platyptilia isodactylus.
Today proved Teal breeding on The Shunan with two, probably two week old, chicks. Five Blackwits, a couple of Bonxies and an Arctic Skua through. First thing this morn there was a juv Willow Warbler trapped in the Crucifer pen, on release it went to feed through the garden, none the worse for wear.