Thursday, 29 September 2016

29th September 2016 Unst W1 Overcast

It rained for an hour at Skaw but was then quite calm as we walked around with us seeing a Song Thrush, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Little Bunting. We then tried Norwick where the Red-breasted Flycatcher was still in residence as well as 5 Blackcaps, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Common Rosefinch and 3 Chaffinches. The forecast wind and rain then duly arrived although the latter cleared more quickly than forecast. We then grilled some flocks of Golden Plover seeing another Song Thrush in the process. Setters Hill offered some shelter and there was a Yellow-browed Warbler and another Song Thrush present.

Little Bunting at Skaw

Chiffchaff at Skaw
the moulting adult first seen in late July

Common Rosefinch at Norwick