Friday, 30 September 2016

30th September 2016 Unst W3 Overcast

A walk along the burn at Burrafirth produced a confiding Tufted Duck and a Whinchat. Norwick played host to the long-staying Red-breasted Flycatcher, a Whinchat, 2 Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff and the Osprey flew over towards Haroldswick as we were leaving. Setters Hill produced more views of the obliging Icterine Warbler and a Goldcrest. Baliasta produced the Blyth's Reed Warbler, a Common Whitethroat, a Blackcap, a Willow Warbler and a Chiffchaff. A return to Norwick saw Paul French waving at us whereupon we obtained brief views of a sandy Acro that showed characters of a Paddyfield Warbler. We then walked the fields seeing a Common Rosefinch and a Little Bunting.
Tufted Duck at Burrafirth

Whinchat at Norwick

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Norwick

Osprey at Norwick

Icterine Warbler at Setters Hill (lower JFC)

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baliasta (JFC)

Paddyfield Warbler at Norwick (upper JFC)

Paddyfield Warbler Fair Isle September 2012 (Rebecca Nason)
Sharing a similar supercilium and head pattern, darkish centred tertials, pale secondaries, leg and claw colour.