Friday, 30 September 2016

Day 2 Shetland

Today's menu:

Common Crane
Great Northern Diver
Jack Snipe
Barred Warbler
Merlin (x3)
Greenish Warbler
Brown Shrike
Blyth's Reed Warbler



Thursday, 29 September 2016

Everything turning out rosie

Hoorah no more work!

Hoorah off to Shetland!

First a brief stop for a tick for Mr Howard of a Brunnich's Guillemot at Anstruther Port, which was just as well as it's disappeared (presumed dead) today.  A brief visit to Fife Ness, on the back of the hundreds of mipits flying over as we watched an ill auk.  Sadly not a lot happening there as the weather got increasingly Shetland-like. 

Arriving in Shetland in the dark after a fairly quite crossing we're off to Quarff and a Hoopoe on the way.  By the time we left Quarff we were nearly at double figures for Yellow-broweds.

I, yes me, numpty me, found a Little bunting in the sunken garden at Scalloway.  OK DB helped, and luckily it finally popped up for its shots so I might not have to do the report.

Local gen helped with the Rose-coloured Starling up the road a bit, and when we got a bit more comfortable with the boisterous juvenile, we managed to get the confidence to move closer.