Friday, 23 September 2016

23rd September 2016 Unst SW2 Overcast

With the wind swinging southwesterly we were surprised there were a few new common migrants present at Skaw including a Blackcap, a Common Whitethroat, a Whinchat but best of all was a Little Bunting albeit it proved mobile and elusive. North Dale added Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Redwing and Brambling. At Millfield a Yellow-browed Warbler was present in our roses. Norwick was better as at least 3 Yellow-browed Warblers were still present as well as a Common Rosefinch along with a showy Red-breasted Flycatcher that performed well. Norwick was enlivened by a Kestrel, 5 Blackcaps, a couple of Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest. Clingera also still played host to a Blackcap, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs. We finished our day at Haroldswick where a Little Bunting was present in the vicinity of the Viking boat.

Blackcap at Skaw

Common Whitethroat at Skaw

Little Bunting at Skaw

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Norwick

Yellow-browed Warbler at Clingera