Tuesday, 26 October 2021

26th October 2021 Unst S2 Overcast

Calmer than forecast so nice to be out birding albeit a breeze picked-up late morning. Highlights included my first Woodcock of the Autumn, the latest Willow Warbler I've seen on Shetland and an overflying calling Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll that briefly landed along the burn at NorthDale before flying off towards the camp.

Millfield: Blackcap, Siberian Chiffchaff & 3 Brambling

Skaw: 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Goldcrest & 2 Brambling.

Norwick: 2 Great Northern Divers, Long-tailed Duck, Woodcock, 3 Robin, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 35 Brambling & 3 Siskin.

NorthDale: 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Siskin, Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll & Reed Bunting.

Burrafirth: Kestrel, Jack Snipe & 2 Brambling.

Siberian Chiffchaff at Millfield

Woodcock at Norwick

Reed Bunting at NorthDale

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at NorthDale

Willow Warbler at NorthDale

Common Kestrel at Burrafirth