Saturday 10 October 2009

Just like magic

Wet and windy was the order for the day, not that it stopped any of us from getting out. From leaving the house to do patch it was obvious there were new arrivals, with Redwings everywhere. Patch sightings were 2 Mistle Thrushes in with a flock of Redwing, a smart male Redstart, a Yellow-browed Warbler, Brambling, Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush and a Robin. A check of a few sites also had a Sparrowhawk at Livister and a Fieldfare,Brambling and Robin at Isbister. Today's major excitement all came from up at Skaw ? First John Dunn alerted us to a locustella he had kicked up from a ditch which frustratingly disappeared, as they do so often. Then this afternoon another call this time from John Laurie, a Woodlark was up by Jon's house. A quick change back into wets and it was back up to Skaw, managed decent flight views and it called as it constantly went by. Another check for the locustella drew a blank, as always maybe tomorrow.

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