Monday, 9 October 2017

9th October 2017 Unst S2 Rain clearing

It was raining whilst we were at Skaw with a selection of sodden migrants seen including the Whinchat, theTree Pipit, the Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff and a Mealy Redpoll. Norwick added an overflying Grey Wagtail, 4 Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff, a Yellow-browed Warbler and the Coue's Arctic Redpoll and Mealy Redpoll. The School produced a surprise in the form of a Blue Tit and as we were driving through Haroldswick Al flagged us down to see a Bluethroat performing along the tide line. A Bat sp. flying around Millfield at dusk was the first we've seen since living on Shetland.

Mealy Redpoll at Skaw

Lesser Whitethroat at Skaw

Mealy (left) and Coue's Arctic Redpoll at Norwick

 Bluethroat at Haroldswick (JFC)