Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Shetland day 2

Red breasted flycatcher 
We started early this morning and headed North to Voe in hope that we will see an Artic Redpoll (Couses) that was reported the night before, when we arrived at Voe it started raining, we scanned through the bushes and after about 15 minutes Dad spotted the Redpoll low down in the willow tree, we also saw it in flight we managed to see its white rump, there was also a Willow warbler, Reed warbler and a Siskin flew over.

Black guillemot 
We then got a text from our freind Ashley Powell about a Red breasted flycatcher in Eswick, so we shot down there and got straight onto it as it moved up and down the tree line great bird to watch, also a Goldcrest was noted, me and Dan went to find some Yellow browed warblers that were seen earlier, whilst Dad, Rob and Ashley tried to get more photos of the Red breasted flycatcher, me and Dan were shocked when an Otter walked over a ditch right in front of us it was massive and amazing.

At vidlin we had another Otter feeding out in the bay it was great to watch, but soon  it dissapeared, other things of note were an Artic tern, also 12 Ringed plovers loads of Shags and a couple of Seals around.

Black guillemot 
We then headed to Lerwick harbour, and sat along the harbour wall and had great views of Black guillemots which kept diving down and reappearing just a few feet away from us, also a Seal appeared right in front of us with a fish in its mouth, Gannets were flying right over our head which was great to see, from here we headed back to diggs. 
Black guillemot 

Seal
Seal

Gannet
Herring gull

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