Friday, 22 September 2017

22nd September 2017 Unst Calm and clear

After overnight rain a beautiful warm sunny day. A Blyth's Lesser Whitethroat had remained at Skaw and a Pied Flycatcher was a new arrival there. North Dale played host to a Barred Warbler, a Garden Warbler, a Yellow-browed Warbler and a Pied Flycatcher. Norwick added another Blyth's Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and the Spotted Flycatcher. A Ruff flew past Millfield where the Blackcap remained being joined by a Goldcrest. Clibberswick added another Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 were present at Hillsgarth alongside 2 Chiffchaffs. A Whinchat and a Yellow-browed Warbler was present at Houlland and another at Clingera where there was a flock of 8 Mealy Redpolls. On arriving home there was a Blyth's Lesser Whitethroat in our garden. With clear skies and a freshening southeasterly wind it will be interesting to see if there is a new arrival tomorrow or a mass departure...

Pied Flycatcher at Skaw

Garden Warbler at North Dale

Barred Warbler at North Dale

Ruff at Millfield

Yellow-browed Warbler at Clingera
our eleventh of the day

Mealy Redpoll at Clingera

 Blyth's Lesser Whitethroat at Millfield