Double Points for Shetland Nature Team
Quick update – can’t upload pics. First 2 days of leading on Shetland Nature Autumn Birding Break. 6 of us and a great team. Yesterday Bluethroat, Red-breasted Flycatcher and team-found Yellow-browed Warbler. Also saw Buff-bellied Pipit (a real cracker!), 2 juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper and plenty of sundries. Today began in rare-bird hunting in earnest on Unst. Straight in for the team with a double! Found not one but 2 Little Buntings! (photos of the first by Robbie Brookes on Birdguides). Also superb point blank range views of Hornemann’s Arctic Redpoll, up t 20 Greenland Redpolls (‘rostratas’), a couple of Reed Warblers to spice things up and Common Rosefinch at days end – plus plenty of commoner nice stuff to look at! More soon!