Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Woodoaks Farm

8th Oct 2015
Woodoaks Farm near Maple Cross. Stonechat near the new manure pile, Red Kite (4), Buzzard (2), Little Owl, Grey Wagtail.

Ring-necked Duck at Startops

Oct 6th 2015
Ring-necked Duck at Startops Reservoir, Herts/Bucks border.

Lapland Bunting and Risso's Dolphins at Sumburgh Head

4th Oct 2015
A showy Lapland Bunting and 3 Risso's Dolphin  at Sumburgh Head.

RB Shrike and Pallid Harrier

3rd Oct 2015
Back to Unst where we had some great views of a Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth, On Yell whilst looking for an American Golden Plover we struck lucky with the Pallid Harrier we had previously dipped on Unst.
A couple of Red-backed Shrike pics and then the Pallid Harrier pics are courtesy of Paul Frost


More Pechora

Fri Oct 2nd 2015
A return to Loch of Norby for some more slightly relaxed views of the Pechora Pipit.
A few Pechora Pipit pics below then drake Scaup with Tufted friend and a Mipit having a preen.


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Arctic Tick

1st Oct 2015
Bluethroat was still present at the stream close to our house at Tumblin.
Pool of Virkie; Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot, Sanderling, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Ruff, Curlew, Redshank, Turnstone, Goldeneye, Swallow, Bonxie, 40 Pinkfoot over.
Scatness; 10 Whooper Swan.
Quendale Mill; 2 Chiffchaff at the Quary, Yellow-browed Warbler and Reed Wabler in the Iris beds and a Grey Wagtail on the stream.
Another try for the Arctic Warbler at Cott, Weisdale Voe; 5 Chaffinch and a Brambling on route. After a two hour wait the Arctic Warbler finally gave itself up, showing quite well in the sycamore we had decided to stake out.

Another Barred Warbler

30th Sept 2015
A Barred Warbler, Merlin, c50 Twite, a singing Chiffchaff and 6 Yellow-browed Warbler at Dale of Walls was a decent start to the day. 45 minutes at Hestingott; a Blyths Reed Warbler didn't show but a single Yellow-browed Warbler did. At Loch of Spiggie; 5 Whooper Swan, a handful of Bonxies and another Merlin.
Durrigarth; 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and a Bluethroat showed very briefly.
An Arctic Warbler was reported at Cott, Weisdale but we couldn't connect in the 2 hours spent there.  2 Slavonian Grebe were on Weisdale Voe.  Then at the other end of Weisdale Voe a Little Gull.