Monday, 26 September 2016

26th September 2016 Unst S3 Clear

A cool clear morning after seeing the first showing of the Northern Lights and a shooting star last night. Skaw produced a Grey Wagtail, a Whinchat and the usual Chiffchaff. Holsens road held 2 Blackcaps. Northdale frustratingly produced a couple of flight views of a pale Acro probably being the Blyth's Reed Warbler seen here recently although a Redwing proved far more obliging. Our roses continue to play host to a Yellow-browed Warbler. A walk around Haroldswick produced another Redwing and our first Fieldfare of the Autumn. The Icterine Warbler was still present at Setters Hill. Clingera was lively with a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Willow Warbler and a Chiffchaff. Norwick still held at least 6 Blackcaps, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, the Red-breasted Flycatcher and a Tree Pipit that could have been so much better! The School at long last registered a Yellow-browed Warbler. Our last port of call was Lund where a Little Bunting proved very obliging alongside a Willow Warbler and Blackcap,

Redwing at North Dale
a very dark individual

Redwing at Haroldswick

Fieldfare at Haroldswick

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Norwick

Tree Pipit at Norwick

 Little Bunting at Lund