Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Shetland day 6: Cresting

Another slow start, but another day notched up with me not falling flat somehow, somewhere.  All good.  Goldcrest appear to be on the increase, we will be knee deep in them in a day or so, as do Wheatear–seen more this year than probably all my other visits combined.  Rarities had we none, but if the lads had followed my sage advice we could have probably scored. About 10 Yellow-broweds, they still arriving!

Finally we caught up with a Black Redstart behind a Brake farm, and so perhaps tomorrow might be a goody, or might just be more hard work.

Things added to the growing list today: Red-throated Diver, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Ruff, Black Redstart and Barnacle Goose (over 400 south during the morning–with some arse shooting at them at Grutness).

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