Saturday, 8 September 2018

8th September 2018 Unst N1 Clear

A very enjoyable day's birding with Pete Cosgrove in calm warm conditions. NorthDale held a Barred Warbler feeding on the rose-hips and 3 Common Rosefinches together in the crop. Skaw then proved disappointing quiet albeit 2 Merlins were seen perched side by side but a walk around Norwick produced a male Common Redstart, a Wood Warbler and 3 Willow Warblers. Haroldswick added 2 Blackcaps and a Willow Warbler. Uyeasound produced a Barred Warbler. Lund produced my first Yellow-browed Warbler of the Autumn and there was a Common Rosefinch at Westing. A look around Baltasound added a Barred Warbler, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatchers. A return to NorthDale was rewarded with our third Yellow-browed Warbler of the day and a Reed Bunting.

Wood Warbler at Norwick

Male Common Redstart at Norwick

Yellow-browed Warbler at Lund

Common Rosefinch at Westing

Pied & Spotted Flycatchers at Baltasound

Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound

Spotted Flycatcher at Baltasound