Sunday, 31 August 2008

August 31st 2008

Willow Warbler still in the garden, 18 Wigeon at Scatness, then lots of fog !!

4 Silver Y in the moth trap last night.

Willow Warbler

Saturday, 30 August 2008

August 30th 2008

The Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler remain in the garden, 3 Curlew and 2 Knot on Moast Beach, 21 Dunlin and 6 Sanderling on Scord Beach, lots of Wheatears in the area.


Curlew & Turnstone.
Wheatear & Whitethroat.

Friday, 29 August 2008

August 29th 2008

Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warbler in the garden, 5 Dunlin on Sanblister Beach, 7 Black-tailed Godwits over the house.

Whitethroat & Great black-backed Gull.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

August 28th 2008

3 Grey Herons, 4 Teal, 14 'alba' Wagtails and 300+ Meadow Pipits at Scatness.

Meadow Pipit.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

August 27th 2008

2 Black-tailed Godwits on Sandy Loch, Lerwick.
sunset over Fitful Head.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

August 26th 2008. Waders.

Spent most of the morning on Scord Beach - photographing waders.

Mixed wader flock & Sanderling.



Dunlin & Knot.

Monday, 25 August 2008

August 25th 2008

Greenshank over the house.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

August 22nd 2008

Wood Warbler outside the Spiggie Hotel at about 7.30pm.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

August 20th 2008. Booted Warbler.

Went to see the Booted Warbler at Sumburgh Farm, the bird showed reasonably well in the quarry at about 8pm.

Haworth's Minor in the moth trap last night.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

August 19th 2008

Reed Warbler in the garden (house tick - 158).

Monday, 18 August 2008

August 18th 2008

Willow Warbler in the garden, 2 Swallows and a Greenshank over the house, Garden Warbler at Garth's Ness, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler and Tree Pipit at Quendale, 2 Willow Warblers, Robin, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit and Stonechat at Geosetter.

Autumnal Rustic in the moth trap last night.

Spotted Flycatcher & Autumnal Rustic.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

August 17th 2008

2 Grey Heron, 9 Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 6 Swallow, 2 Ruff, 1 Willow Warbler and an Icterine Warbler at Scatness.

20+ Bonxies in Quendale Bay.

Bonxie & Grey Herons.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

August 16th 2008

11 Ruff flew south over the house, 2 Willow Warblers in the garden and a Turtle Dove at Old Scatness - at last some migrants.

Common Rustic in the moth trap last night.

Friday, 15 August 2008

August 15th 2008

3 Knot on Pool of Virkie, 4 Swallows around the house.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

August 9th 2008. Two-barred Crossbills.

Spent the morning at Sumburgh Head looking for the Two-barred Crossbills (the flock had steadily been rising all week - from 6 upwards), after looking around the lighthouse and the car park areas, found the flock (now 18, inc 2 males !!) around the walls in the Parks, sheltering from the wind, with 9 Common Crossbill. Also, Melodious Warbler in the roses at the Lighthouse.

male Two-barred Crossbill.

Melodious Warbler & Fulmar.

Friday, 8 August 2008

August 7th 2008

2 Common Crossbill in the garden at about 7am.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

August 6th 2008. Snout.

3 Knot, 1 Ruff, 4 Sanderling, 17 Dunlin and 2 Crossbills at Scatness.

Snout (4th record for Shetland) in the moth trap last night.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

August 5th 2008. Swift.

Spent most of the afternoon at Sumburgh Head watching a pale juvenile Swift, initially thought to be a juvenile Pallid Swift.

juvenile Swift

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

August 4th 2008. Straw Dots.

2 Straw Dots and a Nutmeg in the moth trap last night.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

August 3rd 2008. Waders.

Lots of waders on Sanblister Beach, Scatness including 3 Ruff, 12 Knot and 3 Sanderling.

Saltern Ear in moth trap last night.

Knots & Common Gull.


Saltern Ear.