A Whale of a Time: Unst, Shetland, 16th-28th November 2019

Inevitably, there was a good bird on Unst while I was on Foula, a Goshawk which flew past Brydon's house on Thursday and was still around on the Friday. It was the third on Unst this century, but also the third for Shetland in the same timescale. I spend Saturday 16th November looking all around … Continue reading A Whale of a Time: Unst, Shetland, 16th-28th November 2019

Living on the Edge: Unst and Foula, Shetland, 1st-15th November 2019

The first week of November saw winds slowly moving from the east to the north but, as always this autumn, the winds weren’t coming from very far. Some chilly but largely bright and dry days saw a few interesting November birds: a Lapland Bunting and a Jack Snipe at Skaw, a Shoveler at Lamba Ness, … Continue reading Living on the Edge: Unst and Foula, Shetland, 1st-15th November 2019