Tuesday, 3 October 2017

3rd October 2017 Unst W6 Overcast

A wet and windy morning with a visit to Skaw cut short by the onset of heavy rain that produced poor views of the lingering Red-throated Pipit. Our garden was providing shelter for a Yellow-browed Warbler feeding alongside Starlings. As we arrived at Setters Hill 3 Parrot Crossbills flew off north calling away as they flew leaving 2 present feeding in the pines. The road to Ordaal added 5 Ruff, a Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Brambling. Clingera added a sodden Common Redstart and a Chiffchaff. The School held a couple each of Brambling and Chaffinch. 

Yellow-browed Warbler at Millfield

Female Parrot Crossbill at Setters Hill