Saturday, 27 August 2016

27th August 2016 Unst Calm and clear

Awoke to calm and clear conditions so wasn't overly surprised that Skaw proved much quieter than in recent days although the Marsh Warbler remained. In contrast Norwick was then surprisingly busy with 4 Pied Flycatchers seen although no sign of the Icterine Warbler. Burrafirth produced a new Wryneck but the Wood Warbler had departed but I then found my fifth of the Autumn so far at Clingera. A visit to the School produced a couple of surprises in the form of my first Spotted Flycatcher and Siskins of the Autumn.

Sanderling 1
Marsh Warbler 1
Garden Warbler 1

North Dale
Willow Warbler 2

Pied Flycatcher 4
Willow Warbler 5
Chiffchaff 2

Wryneck 1
Whinchat 1
Pied Flycatcher 1
Willow Warbler 3

Setters Hill
Willow Warbler 2

Spotted Flycatcher 1
Willow Warbler 3
Siskin 2

Wood Warbler 1

Wood Pigeon 1 juvenile
Willow Warbler 1

Red Snipe at Burrafirth
Two of these monsters seen today (Skaw & Burrafirth). More here

Wryneck at Burrafirth

Spotted Flycatcher at the School

 Siskins at the School

Wood Warbler at Clingera

Juvenile Wood Pigeon at Halligarth