Finally managed to get over to Noss last Sunday in glorious sunshine. Nobody followed us across Bressay so i was picked up by Chris in the inflatable and transported over the sound of Noss into his `Kingdom'
Chris quickly introduced me to Paddy- the warbler, which quickly flew up into view after some `pishing' - as birders do.
Paddyfield warblers are a cross between a Reed/ marsh and Sedge Warbler, short-bodied with short wings and a long tail. Warm brown above and very pale underparts. the rusty tone on the rump was very evident when flying. These birds are normally found in Russia, NE China, Asia- Mongolia
A pair of Twite dropped in
It must have been a warm day to see people in the sea.