Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shetland birding

Arrived at Sumburgh Airport at 1.15 - at 2.10 I was watching a juv. Barred Warbler - very confiding! Hope for its sake its not too confiding otherwise the Farm cats might have a tasty morsel.

Then up to the Lighthouse to seek out the veru elusive Adult Arctic Warbler - well i arrived and immediately was able to see it and watched it in among the rose bushes for another few minutes! Very nice start!

Walked down to the quarry and saw a few birders leaving and with that so did my chances of spotting the Yellow-browed Warbler....probably decided enough being watched ! Still there is always tomorrow!

Assorted cast including Gannets, a Bonxie scaring the life out of some curlews! hooded crow and a Redshank marching about in a Shetland Pony fiels in Grutness!

Weather forecast is great for the next week - south-easterlies and gale force! Watch this space!

Photo of Arctic Warbler on Hugh Harrop blog....

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