Friday 23 October 2009

Get a grip ?

Awoke this morning to the news of the Eastern Crowned Warbler still present in a quarry in County Durham. Oh well theres me gripped off all day. I had envisaged ECW to be found in Shetland first, bugger. Decided in the crap morning light to visit Sandwick in the hope the Little Bunting was still around, fortunately it was as was the Reed Bunting and Yellowhammer.

A check of patch bore nothing, that was until i flushed a Woodlark whilst driving to the quarry. It showed well at distance and was more importantly a top patch tick.

Other notables on the isle were a Woodcock flushed from the roadside, a Black Redstart up at Skaw along with a 'eastern type' Chiffchaff. More wind and rain tomorrow so more uncomfortable birding in prospect, tough but someone has to.

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