Wednesday, 4 October 2017

4th October 2017 Unst NW5 Overcast

A wet start today and a stiff northwesterly sent us to Norwick for shelter seeing my first Dunnock of the Autumn there and also a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Little Bunting near the cemetery. Skaw added another Lesser Whitethroat, a Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaffs. A single Brambling was seen at the Health Centre. Robbie & Dick had seen the adult White-tailed Eagle at Loch of Watlee and then Baltasound so we took a look from overlooking Watlee and saw it flying in and land in a landslip. Al had found some Parrot Crossbills feeding in the Ungirsta pines so we walked out and saw two there plus 2 House Martins, a Common Redstart and a Chaffinch.

Little Bunting at Norwick (JFC)

Adult White-tailed Eagle arriving at Loch of Watlee

House Martin at Feall

Parrot Crossbills at Ungirsta