Monday, 5 September 2016

5th September 2016 Unst E1 Clear

A lovely sunrise setting off with Brydon full of optimism for the day ahead with a light easterly blowing. We arrived at Skaw and despite our best efforts left having seen just a single Willow Warbler. We headed to Norwick and in contrast to yesterday none of the goodies were seen leaving just 2 Pied Flycatchers and a single Willow Warbler in their wake. Brydon left me to it and North Dale soon produced the highlight of the day in the form of a Short-eared Owl. A tour of the Baltasound sites produced very little and a 90 minute seawatch this evening proved unproductive with even Bonxies now in far reduced numbers.

Willow Warbler 1

Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 2
Pied Flycatcher 2

North Dale
Short-eared Owl 1 moulting adult

Setters Hill
Garden Warbler 1
Pied Flycatcher 1

Teal 15
Kestrel 1

Short-eared Owl at North Dale