Friday, 18 September 2020

18th September 2020 Unst NW4 Drizzle

An overcast, grey, foggy and drizzly start to the day with the wind stronger than forecast. All I could find at Skaw was the lingering Blackcap. Norwick produced 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Willow Warbler, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Tree Sparrows, a Siskin and the Common Rosefinch. Burrafirth was better continuing to play host to a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Lapland Bunting and I found my first 2 Little Buntings of the year that proved typically super-confiding. Haroldswick added a Kestrel, a Barred Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers and a Yellow-browed Warbler.

Little Bunting at Burrafirth

Yellow-browed Warbler at Norwick
thanks Wilma!

Lesser Whitethroat at Norwick

Lesser Whitethroat at Norwick
the majority of those seen today showed characters associated with eastern forms

Pied Flycatcher at Norwick