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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Shetland 14/10/13

A great week on Shetland with David Bradnum, Nick Croft, Jon Lethbridge and Marco (all from London area). We managed to see 100 species and find an Olive-backed Pipit. We stayed in the self-catering cottage just outside Lerwick. It was very hard work but there was always a sense of excitement as you just never know what is hiding in the ditch/bush/building etc.

After our overnight ferry from Aberdeen, we got straight on with birding. We birded many sites with little return, but successfully twitched the Wilson's Phal.
Weather - SE 4, Cloudy

Aberdeen - Lerwick
'Blue' Fulmar - 2
Sabine's Gull - 1 juv

Tresta
Crossbill - 2

Sand
WILSON'S PHALAROPE - 1 moulting adult
Long-eared Owl - 1
Willow Warbler - 1

Aith
Common Redpoll - 3

Loch of Voe
Red-breasted Flycatcher - 1 1w

 Wilson's Phalarope at Sand
 Red-breasted Flycatcher at Loch of Voe
 Sums me up.......my Saturday night was booked.
Channerwick - one of my favourite sites

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