Sunday, 17 September 2017

17th September 2017 Unst NE3 Overcast

More overcast and windier than forecast but from a helpful direction. Our first Blyth's Lesser Whitethroat of the Autumn was at Skaw and as we were leaving 3 Ruff overflew. Whilst driving to Burrafirth we saw 3 Pintail and 3 Wigeon. Burrafirth produced a flock of 4 Herons overhead and a Blackcap and Willow Warbler. Haroldswick added another 3 Ruff and Millfield another 2 Ruff. A walk around Norwick added another overflying Heron, a Garden Warbler, a Willow Warbler and a Yellow-browed Warbler. A tour of the Baltasound sites produced a juvenile Cuckoo, a Willow Warbler and a further 4 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Juvenile hepatic morph Cuckoo at Baltasound

Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound