Monday, 12 October 2009

Western Bonelli's.

A dirty, filthy twitch to Ellister for the Western Bonelli's Warbler, the bird showed really quite well after about half an hour in the sycamores on the sheltered and sunny side of the garden, also there were 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and several Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests. After dipping on the Sabine's Gull in Lerwick, called in at Hoswick and dipped the Blyth's Reed Warbler - break out the Doritos - they're good for dipping too ! Pioneering stuff followed, by walking the burn from Mossy Hill into Geosetter - 34 Fieldfare, 190 Redwing, 10 Song Thrushes and a Mistle Thrush. A final stop at Garth for the 'tame' Spotted Sandpiper, so tame that I nearly trod on it at the base of a small waterfall and it promptly flew out to sea and around the corner, out of site, at the base of Fitful Head.
Still plenty of Goldcrest around, seen in most places today, even on the moorland around Mossy Hill.

Western Bonelli's Warbler.


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