Thursday, 19 October 2017

19th October 2017 Unst SE3 Overcast

After a late evening dash to Belmont loch yesterday courtesy of Brydon very kindly phoning to say that he was watching the White-winged Scoter photographed at Sand Water on Yell by Dougie Preston earlier in the day I was pleased to be enjoying far better views of it in much better light this morning. Thereafter, 2 Goldcrests and a Robin in our garden were a sign of things to come as good numbers of Robins, Redwings, Fieldfares, Chiffchaffs (including one Siberian at Hagdale), Goldcrests, Chaffinches and Bramblings were seen at virtually every site visited.

First-winter White-winged Scoter at Belmont loch