The 'team' - Dave H. the photographer, Julian A. the fixer, Adam A. the lodger and myself arrived on the Shetland Isles late Saturday morning and headed north for Wester Quarff, where we we got good if bit distant views of a Brown Shrike, a rather more obliging Little Bunting and at least 5 Yellow browed Warblers. News of a Thrush Nightingale and Pechora Pipit sharing the same garden had us heading for Levenwick. The Thrush Nightingale refused to show but the Pechora could be seen through gaps in the bushes and then on the roadside verge. We would have to wait until the following morning to get better views. After revisiting the Pechora the rest of the day was spent birding various sites around the South Mainland. Best birds were probably Common Rosefinch at Grutness and Long-eared Owl at Quendale.
Hi,I've lived and worked in Warwickshire all my life, now retired my lifelong interest in wildlife is now my main hobby. Birding in particular both local, national and in the Western Palearctic region is a major interest. I am very happily married to Jan and have two great kids Rachel and Paul,and 2 beautiful grandchildren
Birding lists(All BOU),
Old Warks 255,
Western Palearctic 730.(Netfugal)