Wednesday, 21 October 2020

21st October 2020 Unst NE6 Light rain showers

The lengthy run of challenging weather continues. I headed to Valyie where migrants in evidence included a Woodcock, 10 Redwings, 3 Fieldfare, 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps and 5 Northwestern Redpolls but the highlights were a dinky Coues's Arctic Redpoll that put on a nice performance quickly followed by a snowball of a Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll neither of which individuals I'd seen before. I then headed to Skaw where there were a few Redwings lining the Holsen's road and the Pine Bunting was proving both flighty and elusive in the windy conditions.

Woodcock at Valyie

Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Valyie

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Valyie

Pine Bunting at Skaw