Monday, 1 October 2012

Shetland Tick

Just a single Yellow-browed Warbler and another Fair Isle colour ringed Starling around Scatness today, not surprising really given the strong south-westerly, so I decided to catch the bus to somewhere a bit more sheltered. Arriving in Sandwick, got dropped off at the top of the Swinister Burn and checked all the trees down to Hoswick, there were 5 Bramblings and a Yellow-browed Warbler in the thick stuff, as the trees petered out towards Hoswick, came across two areas where grass cuttings had been dumped earlier in the year, and feeding around one of them was the Siberian Stonechat giving pretty gripping views down to about 25 feet.
Siberian Stonechat
Colour ringed Starling
Sumburgh runway

1 comment:

Jason said...

Hopefully catch up later this week I land Friday lunch. Get the kettle on!