Sunday, 2 October 2011

Not great but OK

An early(ish) start this am and a good thrash of Brough. Yellow-browed Warbler numbers were reduced, but only to 7. 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and a Goldcrest made up the numbers for a rather disappointing showing. A very pale Wheatear which will probably be a northern was also noted though was flighty. On first appearances it was sandy brown, rather leggy and very upright with a pale supercillium. But the more I persued the more convinced I became it was just a northern, photos were taken and deleted apart from a flight shot showing a broad black band at the tip of the tail and slightly concolorous wings? I don't seem to be able to post photos from an iPad so will do so when I return south, aswell as recovering the deleted images. Elsewhere on isle were 1 YbW, Whinchat and Spotted Flycatcher at Skaw and single YbW's at Sandwick and Saltness. Weather forecast doesn't look to favourable for the coming week but they may be wrong.

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