SHETLAND TRIP

September 26th- 4th October 2015

26th

Boat from Aberdeen to Lerwick, Shetland

18 Puffin, 3 Common Scoter, 3 Red Throated Diver, lots of Razorbill and Guillemot, 3 Bottle Nosed Dolphin and 2 Minke Whales

27th

Blyth’s Reed Warbler and 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Toab, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Quendale, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler at Geosetter, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler, 1 Redstart, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Polecats at Sumbrugh, 1 Common Redpoll at Dale of Walls

28th

Yellow Browed Warbler at Mossbank, 8+ Yellow Browed Warbler and 2 Red Breasted Flycatchers at Wester Quarff, Yellow Wagtail at Sumbrugh

29th

PECHORA PIPIT AT NORDY (MY 503RD BIRD SEEN IN THE UK)

Bluethroat , 2 Yellow Browed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Blackcap and 2 Wheatear at Quendale, 3 Yellow Browed Warbler at Grutness, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler at Sumbrugh

30th

Blyth’s Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Hestingott, 4 Yellow Browed Warbler at Grutness, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Cott, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Levenwick, Iceland Gull and 4 Whooper Swan at Spiggie

2 KILLER WHALES AT SANDWICK (THE FIRST I HAVE SEEN IN THE UK)

1ST Oct

Red Breasted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Wester Quarff, Yellow Browed Warbler and an Arctic Skua at Sumbrugh, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Quendale, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Hoswick, 3 Yellow Browed Warbler at Grutness, 3 Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie

2nd

Pechora Pipit, Scaup, Tufted Duck, 40+ Wigeon, 10+ Twite at Nordy, Arctic Warbler, 1 Yellow Browed Warbler and 1 Common Redpoll at Cott, 2 Snow Bunting at Eshaness, Yellow Browed Warbler, 2 Sooty Shearwater, Sabine’s Gull and 6 Great Skua at Sumbrugh

3rd

Olive Backed Pipit at Lerwick, 3 Yellow Browed Warblers at Grutness, Yellow Browed Warbler, Bluethroat and a Tree Pipit, Yellow Browed Warbler at Hestingott, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Wester Quarff, 2 Yellow Browed Warbler at Noss,

Bluethroat

Great Skua

Great Skua

Yellow Browed Warbler

Yellow Browed Warbler

Arctic Warbler

Arctic Warbler

Pechora Pipit

Pechora Pipit

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Red-breasted Flycatcher