Huge surprise on the patch, the 'Greenland' White-fronted Goose that has been around for the last couple of days, looks like it is of the subspecies 'gambelli' - the bill on it is huge! More on Gambelli here.
Yesterday I made a trip to Whalsay, got piss wet through, but managed to see the Steppe Grey Shrike albeit distantly and in the rain! Today headed up to Unst and got crippling views of the White-winged Scoter on Loch of Belmont. And it's still raining!!
A quick look around the south end of Lerwick after work for the Parrot Crossbills, 3 birds were in the same tree that they were found in a few days earlier before moving down to a garden near Sound cemetery. I did have a look yesterday, but only had a female type flying towards Helendale calling.
A mad dash up to Dale of Walls before work for the Black-billed Cuckoo, watched it on a couple of occasions as it worked its way up the burn. Photos not brilliant as it was pissing down and nearly dark!
Autumn has finally arrived and has started of quite nicely with 2 Barred Warblers in the garden along with a Garden Warbler and 5 Willow Warblers. Just 1 Willow Warbler on the rest of the patch, but it was pissing down all day, so I'm sure there's more to be found out there when the weather clears.