Friday, 9 October 2015

Shetland - Day 3

Although the day started off wet and windy, it cleared up by late morning and resulted in a lovely sunny, still afternoon. The best bird of the morning was a Great Grey Shrike around the house plus 3 Yellow-browed Warblers in Halligarth where Martin also found a Richard's Pipit. One of the Little Buntings remained in the deserted crofts behind the house. We spent the afternoon around Norwick which was full of Goldcrests and Blackcaps. Lots of thrushes in that area, which included 3 Ring Ouzels. We finished the day on the road between Haroldswick and Burrafirth where Marsh Harrier was quite a surprise to find. Also Richard's Pipit, Whinchat and Stonechat were nice to see.

A very clear night with great views of the Northern Lights, Aurora borialis.

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