Saturday 13th September 2007.
The days prior had seen quite a fall of migrants, most notably good numbers of Redstarts and Willow Warblers around patch. The day earlier had me scampering around Shetland ultimately for stunning views of a Lanceolated Warbler at Sumburgh Head, not before I had attempted Yellow-breasted Bunting on Fetlar (got as far as Yell) and a Great Snipe at Quendale (needle in haystack springs to mind).
The morning of the 13th was very pleasant after the strong winds and persistent rain of the previous days. It was pretty evident early on that there had been a considerable fall of migrants overnight and meant a full day concentrating solely on patch. The morning produced a very showy Red-breasted Flycatcher and a Common Rosefinch. Down at the Houb a Tree Pipit showed well, as did a Yellow Wagtail around the churchyard and 5 Brent Geese flew over.