Tuesday, 11 September 2018

11th September 2018 Unst W1 Drizzle

With the forecast heavy rain and strong winds arriving later than forecast I managed to visit Skaw and Norwick without getting too wet. Skaw played host to a Blackcap and a Garden Warbler. Norwick had held onto the male Common Redstart, a Blackcap, 2 Garden Warblers, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff. The biggest surprise of the day was a colour-ringed Collared Dove arriving in our garden this afternoon. It was ringed by Ian Thompson & Yvonne Benting at Tohba Aisgeirnis, South Uist, Western Isles on the 30th June 2017 and today's sighting represents the scheme's first off-island re-sighting.

Colour-ringed Collared Dove at Millfield