Sunday, 3 October 2021

3rd October 2021 Unst S7 Overcast

As the gales began to subside and the rain stopped we took a walk around Norwick where there had been a small arrival of Redwings and a Red-breasted Flycatcher was found by visitors but I only glimpsed. An Otter passing us at close range at Valyie proved the highlight but the wind soon picked-up again. We then took a walk around Skaw in the challenging weather that a Lapland Bunting probably considered the norm! A 9 hour power cut saw out the day!

Norwick: Kestrel, Purple Sandpiper, Whinchat, 33 Redwing, 3 Blackcap, Red-breasted Flycatcher & Siskin.

Lamba Ness: Grey Plover.

Skaw: Jack Snipe, Song Thrush, Snow Bunting & Lapland Bunting.

Otter at Valyie

Lapland Bunting at Skaw