I headed round to Sumburgh hotel gardens as part of my patch routine. I noted a BRW had been seen at 7am that morning but not seen since
I arrived finding no one else present which wasn't a surprise as it was now 2.20pm. I saw a few starlings visiting young with food but little else.
But this is Shetland and you have to expect the unexpected. A warbler gave very brief views near the gate at the top end of the sycamores
It then came into view very briefly, this was the BRW and i was the only one there.
It showed several times before another birder, staying at the hotel came for a look round and was just about to come through the gate but i managed to attract his attention and he came round the west side
The bird was now working back up towards the gate as he arrived and it took him a few mins to get onto the bird as it kept deep and behind the leaves
It then flew across to the north side and was seen closer
I was pleased to get onto the bird that was moving about alot. I then put word out just as the bird headed back across to the bushes on the eastside
It quickly moved along and then flew across to the pool just as another three people arrived.
It showed again a couple of hours later along with a Red Rumped Swallow
The BRW should have been a lot further east, either in Finland or eastern Russia. a nice bird to find having had no good migrants for the past few days due to cold northerly winds