Tuesday, 10 October 2017

10th October 2017 Unst SW4 Rain clearing

It was raining on our way to Skaw but 4 Redwings seen along the Holsen's road and another 2 as we arrived at Skaw gave us some encouragement. The Lesser Whitethroat was still present at Skaw and a flock of 6 Brambling overflew. A Snow Bunting was seen along Holson's road on our return and there was a Siberian Chiffchaff in our garden. Walking around Haroldswick added another 12 Brambling flying over and a Chiffchaff. A few more Brambling were seen around Baltasound before the rain set in. After the rain cleared we tried Norwick seeing 70 Redwing, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 30 Brambling, 5 Mealy Redpolls and a Common Rosefinch.

Snow Bunting along the road to Skaw

Siberian Chiffchaff at Millfield

Common Rosefinch at Norwick