Tuesday, 29 September 2015


28th Sept 2015.
A trip off Shetland mainland to Unst. Two ferries involved, Toft to Ulsta and then Gutcher to Belmont. From the ferries we encountered Bonxie's and Black Guillemots. First stop on Unst was Uyeasound where our run of dipping continued when we could not connect with the recently reported Arctic Warbler. We did, however, add Twite and Blackcap to our trip list here. Northdale was our next stop and our poor run continued when the Pallid Harrier failed to show. We did find a Barred Warbler here though. Lots of Ravens and Bonxies were also to be seen from our viewpoint. Next over to Baltasound and here we encountered an elusive Pied Flycatcher, Blackcap, Ruff and 2 Siskin. A Sparrowhawk and Merlin were also seen nearby. Back to Northdale hoping to see the Pallid Harrier come in to roost but no luck again. Several Raven performed some aerobatics but these were outshone by 10+ Bonxies in the air together. While waiting for the ferry at Yell 3 Otters showed well.

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