Ultimate tick - consummated

Subject: Ultimate tick - consummated
From: "Tim Jones" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 11:56:29 +0000
OK if we're talking ridiculous Fair Isle birds, I reckon Pallas's Sandgrouse is the most far-fetched - 3rd June 1990.... and it rained all day.

From: "Mark Roberts" <>
Reply-To: "Mark Roberts" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Ultimate tick -  consummated
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 21:02:47 +1000

Hoopoe.  (

Fair Isle.  (

1977, or was it 1978?

What a ridiculous place to find a desert-dwelling bird.

Like a big Pink and Black and White butterfly, on a windswept, rainswept, treeless, North Atlantic island north of the mainland of GB between the Orkneys and the Shetlands.

I was 19.  Life has generally been less thrilling since then...

Someone banded one there in 1987:

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