Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Shetland Isles Sep 30th -Oct 7th 2012

A week on Shetland with Tom Perrins & Julian Allen started with the 1st of 2 flights from Birmingham-Aberdeen then Aberdeen-Sumburgh (Well worth flying with flight time less than 2 1/2 hrs rather than the long slog driving up) We landed at Sumburgh late afternoon & went from the airport straight for the Little Bunting & a flyover Hawfinch before driving to Hoswick where i was soon watching my 1st Siberian Stonechat (Not a bad start to the trip!! Wont bore you with all the trip details but ended up with 3 Lifers in the week as well as some good year ticks! (American Golden Plover,Sibe Stonechat & Pechora Pipit {which was a lifer for all 3 off us} ) Photos below of some of the birds seen............

Little Bunting
Spotted Sandpiper
Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll
Isabelline Shrike
Buff-bellied Pipit
Black Guillemot
Siberian Stonechat

American Golden Plover

A great week but hard work with a trip list of just under 100 will update with a full trip report link when Tom has had the time to do the write up!!


Steve Seal said...

Some good birds there mate nice one, Cracking Sib Stonechat shot.

Max Silverman said...

Blimey Dave.Back with a bang.Great shots particularly the Stonechat.