The last day on Shetland, Wednesday, I decided to head west again to an area I'd not really explored. And it was a delight, with loads of habitat and obviously no birders. And at Dale of Walls, there weren't really any birds! Just a few crests but also loads of thrushes piling through. As well as the odd Brambling. I headed around after this to the small village of Walls, parked by the quayside at Pier Road and had a wander. I was mildly contented to find a Yellow-browed Warbler in one of the gardens, my second of the five days, and fairly welcome considering I saw none this time last year. After they occur in almost abundance in late September and early October, numbers considerably tail off by this time of year!
|Yellow-browed Warbler Walls, Shetland 25th October 2017|
|Siberian Chiffchaff Geosetter, Shetland 25th October 2017|
|Goldcrest Geosetter, Shetland 25th October 2017|
|Mealy Redpoll Sumburgh, Shetland 25th October 2017|
|adult Yellow-legged Gull Rotherhithe, London 26th October 2017|
|Black-headed Gull JZ35 Rotherhithe, London 28th October 2017|