Friday, 14 October 2016

14th October 2016 Unst SE2 Overcast

Some light drizzle at dawn was probably responsible for dropping a good number of both Fieldfares and redwings being seen at virtually all sites visited today. Skaw produced a Woodcock, the Osprey flying over, a Robin, a Blackcap and a Brambling. Setters Hill held a Robin, a Blackcap, a Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Goldcrests. Clingera was quiet with just a Robin seen. The Wood Sandpiper was again seen at the School as were a Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrests. A Long-tailed Duck was present in Norwick bay. Another visit to Skaw revealed a noticeable increase in the number of Thrushes present. Norwick was our final port of call where we saw 3 Robins, the Red-breasted Flycatcher and Red-backed Shrike, a Goldcrest and a Little Bunting.

Wood Sandpiper at the School

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Norwick

Red-backed Shrike at Norwick