After a night of south-easterlies, confidence for something interesting on the patch was high, and the were a few new birds around - a Black-tailed Godwit in one of the fields with the Redshank, a Wood Pigeon in Stinky Geo (of all places !), a Song Thrush in the thistles and a new Bluethroat in the garden (an 8 year wait, then 2 within a week or so), the perennial Lapland Bunting flock was still present, but down to 29 birds and 3 Wheatears are still lingering. I did manage to find something interesting during the day, but it was far from what I was expecting (see below).
And now the strange bit - this Sparrow spent most of the day in the garden, a mighty odd beast indeed, I find hard to believe that this is just a wacky looking House Sparrow, or has a Spanish Sparrow been having his wicked way on Shetland at some time ? (coming over here, shagging our Sparrows, eating our bird seed etc, etc).