Monday, 25 September 2017

25th September 2017 Unst SE3 Rain arriving

Despite what felt promising conditions, at Skaw, the only migrants seen were 4 Ruff. A walk around Norwick produced a Purple Sandpiper on the beach, the Blyth's Lesser Whitethroat and a single Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling. We took a look at a Snow Bunting in a quarry near the Quoys junction and then saw a Yellow-browed Warbler at Burrafirth. We then heard the news that a drake American Wigeon had been found at Easter Loch so we made our way there and our arrival coincided with Al finding a Little Bunting nearby. Rain then set in for the rest of the day with a Robin in our garden being the first we've seen this Autumn.

Blyth's Lesser Whitethroat at Norwick

Snow Bunting near Quoys

Drake American Wigeon on Easter Loch

Little Bunting at Uyeasound