Thursday, 20 October 2016

20th October 2016 Unst Calm & Overcast

Nice calm warm conditions this morning and clearly something of an arrival with Skaw producing a Water Rail, 5 Blackbirds, a male Ring Ouzel, 3 Robins, a Dunnock, a Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrests and a Reed Bunting. Millfield played host to 2 Robins and a Blackcap and 2 Long-tailed Ducks were offshore. Norwick still hosted a Woodcock and plenty of Fieldfares and Redwings plus added another 9 Robins, a Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Chiffchaffs, 8 Blackcaps, a Goldcrest, 3 Waxwings, 10 Greenfinches, 2 Chaffinches, 5 Bramblings, 3 Mealy Redpolls and 3 Yellowhammers. Setters Hill was trilling to the sound of 15 Waxwings and a Greenfinch. The School produced a familiar call that it took me a moment to think that I should follow-up for a change resulting in 2 Blue Tits being present as well as a Goldcrest and a male Mealy Redpoll. Burrafirth added another Water Rail, a Tree Pipit and 3 Chiffchaffs.

Reed Bunting at Skaw

Male Ring Ouzel at Skaw

Waxwing at Norwick

Yellowhammers at Norwick

Male Mealy Redpoll at the School

Blue Tit at the School

Tree Pipit at Burrafirth