Photos from Papay later. No surprises though, just two or maybe three Yellow-browed Warblers. Birding was hard work, not that many birds around.
The following photos are of Eristalis arbustorum on Ragwort at Loch of Bosquoy yesterday, there were two individuals on the plant.
Note, no face stripe, hind metatarsus as thick as tibia, mid tibia dark in distal third at least, and I think I can just about make out plumose arista on the original photos if not on these lower resoulution images.
The barley has finally been harvested and there were 2,000 Common Gulls, 100s of Rooks and Starlings and a few Woodpigeons cashing in. Good numbers of Lapwing and Peregrine, Merlin, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and a smart male Hen Harrier all put in an appearance.
Couple of ID problems from Loch of Bosquoy and from home...
Thanks to Lee Johnson for the id Anthocoris nemorum
Thanks to several folk who pointed me towards Ruby Tiger, I think that is correct.
Both the above have been sent to the appropriate recorder for checking.