Saturday, 7 October 2017

7th October 2017 Unst E3 Overcast

An early morning visit to Skaw produced the Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat and flight views of 3 Redpolls flying high east that included the Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll. Northdale added a Dunnock and Yellow-browed Warbler. As we drove through Haroldswick a large female Peregrine was seen hunting. Halligarth produced a Spotted Flycatcher, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs and flight views of 6 Redpolls flying to Setters Hill. A single Yellow-browed Warbler was seen at Setters Hill and a Redwing was seen at the School. On leaving Millfield we noticed an Iceland Gull feeding with Common Gulls. News of an Olive-backed Pipit at Uyeasound saw us heading there late afternoon where nice views were obtained at the exact location of one seen last Autumn!

Spotted Flycatcher at Halligarth

Iceland Gull at Norwick

Olive-backed Pipit at Uyeasound School