Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Getting Better

Things have started to pick up, more birders arrived and it was good to meet several people who I had meet for the last couple of years, including Robert and his wife from Leeds.

                                                                                Red Breasted Flycatcher
Also the number of migrants increased with strong winds from the east. I also saw Little Bunting twice but I have never managed to get a photo.

                                                                                        Spotted Flycatcher

An Icterine Warbler also put in an appearance up at Sumburgh Head but kept disappearing over the wall onto the cliffs

                                                                                               Garden Warbler

With the sun coming out so  did the flies and this in turn attracted the more common migrants which are always good to see. Although we are only talking about a few birds it is so good to see them close up. These views of Garden warbler are possibly the best I have had since coming to Shetland.


                                                                                          Lesser Whitethroat
                                                                                                  Pied Wagtail

                                                    Chiffchaff (a lot lighter than the one two above)

Autumn is one of the best times to come to Shetland not just for the birds but also the Aurora which has been very active so far (see more photos at and join us for regular updates at Shetland Aurora Hunter on facebook

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