Monday 27 September 2010


More like a late summers day rather than autumn, brilliant sunshine and it was quite warm too. Thankfully none of yesterdays birds off isle materialised, so a full day on isle was had with some reward at least. Not a single migrant around Brough was slightly worrying considering the wind had now switched to the SE. So a trip to Skaw would surely kick start my day ? Only just, a single Goldcrest then a Song Thrush.

After luch picked up John Laurie for a check of the south. Another Goldcrest then 2 Yellow-browed Warblers around the Hamister rigs, with a Common Rosefinch later found by Dr Marshall. Other birds around the were 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and another Song Thrush. With plenty of decent birds now turning up in Shetland the next few days could be very interesting.

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