Thursday, 10 October 2013
Shetland Isles 2013
Spent 9 days on Shetland from the 28th Sept - 6th Oct with Jules Allen, Bob Duckhouse & Adam Archer a good week with some good birds with 2 Lifers for myself (Sadly the biggest bird came the day after Archie left for Scilly) Bird of the week (5th for Britain Shetland special) Thick-billed Warbler quickly followed by Eastern Olivaceous Warbler!! Other Highlights inc Arctic Warbler,Common Rosefinch,Little Bunting,Brown Shrike,Pechora Pipit Eastern Subalpine Warbler,Lesser Yellowlegs,Pectoral & Wood Sandpiper + dozens of Yellow-browed Warblers!! Bird of the week for me personally was a self found Long-eared Owl at Quendale whilst looking for Warblers!! Some photos below.............