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!!