10 Oct 2013

Red-breasted Flycather and a problem 'acro'

Deciding to head north and explore the area around Vidlin and Luna we stopped again at the Voe plantation. Although the Arctic Warbler had seemingly moved down to Seafield in Lerwick a Red-breasted Flycatcher had been reported a couple of days previously and as we had to pass the plantation anyway it would have been rude not to look in.

Voe. Home of the best pies on Shetland.

We found the 'RBF' showing well and doing a circuit of the loch side vegetation.

With a Common Redpoll dropping in briefly, two more Yellow-browed Warblers and a great-spotted Woodpecker (a Shetland rarity) we spent a happy couple of hours before moving on to Vidlin and Luna.

Vidlin. It rained. Constantly.

Two more Yellow-browed's later & Pod casually reveals he's found an 'acro' in one of the gardens further down the hill. This certainly gave us the run around for a couple of hours before we agreed it was a juvenile Marsh Warbler! I managed one shot that seemingly shows all the relevant features.

From here we drove to Luna and, guess what, another Yellow-browed Warbler!

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