Sunday, 1 October 2017

1st October 2017 Unst S3 Overcast

We arrived at Skaw where it appeared that most migrants had remained overnight seeing a Water Rail flushed from a ditch, a Kestrel, a Common Redstart, a Robin, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaffs, the Reed Warbler and the Red-throated Pipit. Braeview produced a Whinchat, 2 Song Thrushes, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrests and 3 Reed Buntings. A quick look at Norwick produced a Ruff, a Robin and 5 Willow Warblers. We walked the Haroldswick loop adding a Ruff, a Common Redstart, a Whinchat, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and 2 Song Thrushes. Setters Hill held a Robin, a Tree Pipit and a Little Bunting and a look around the School added 3 Redwings and 2 Mealy Redpolls.

Red-throated Pipit at Skaw

Grasshopper Warbler at Braeview

Reed Bunting at Braeview

Willow Warbler at Norwick

Tree Pipit at Setters Hill

Little Bunting at Setters Hill