Tuesday, 15 October 2019

15th October 2019 Unst SE2 Clear

In what felt ideal conditions it was disappointing that Skaw only produced 5 Mealy Redpolls. A circuit around Norwick added 5 Robins, a Song Thrush, 6 Blackcaps, 10 Goldcrests, 3 Mealy Redpolls, a Siskin, a Chaffinch and 11 Bramblings. NorthDale was quiet too with just a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and 2 Robins seen. At Haroldswick we saw the Velvet Scoter, 3 Robins, a Redwing and 3 Bramblings. Best was saved until last as a walk over Clibberswick Hill produced a blizzard of c.150 Snow Buntings.

Snow Buntings at Clibberswick Hill