Sunday 6 September 2009

Theres more up north !

With yesterdays efforts of pretty much 'bugger all' i decided to have a change of scenery and take myself off to Unst for the day. An early start was called for and just after 9am i found myself up at Skaw and to my surprise not a single migrant in sight. Next stop Northdale, at last signs of life. A Barred Warbler, Garden Warbler and 3 Willow Warblers, a decent start. Next stop Northdale, a very obliging Common Crossbill fed alone amongst the harvested crop and 3 Willow Warblers were around the burn. Haroldswick boasted 2 Pied Flycatchers, Garden Warbler, Robin and a Willow Warbler, whilst Baltasound also had Willow Warbler together with 1 possibly 2 Common Rosefinches in the school plantation. A trip back up to Norwick produced a Whinchat and another Common Rosefinch at Vaylie, maybe more significant was the grey looking acro/hippo that was skulking along the burn here, with no decent views obtained i wouldnt like to say. All in all a good day that was soured with the selfish act from some bitch at Belmont ? Got home to news of a Wryneck this evening over at Isbister, so will check it out in the morning.

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