Friday 15 October 2010

Redpoll overdose!

Back on Unst today, but this time to try for better recordings of these 'Sibe' Chiffchaffs! but more on that later.

Good birds today included; 1 Arctic Redpoll, many (60+) Lapland Buntings, 2+ Sibe Chiffchaff, 10 Snow Buntings, 1 Lesser Redpoll (a good bird up here!), many Mealy Repolls and a few NW Redpolls too. It seemed like everywhere I went I could hear flyover Lap Bunts and Redpolls, and god alone knows how many of each were on Unst today!

Lesser Redpoll found skulking in a flock of 'Mealy' Redpolls;

More of these 'dodgy' looking Chiffs;


  1. Hi Dougie, you can say that again about Redpolls, they seemed to be every where. Tried phoning you to say the OBP was still there, but no reply.


  2. Oh well thanks anyway, shit happens I suppose! I was getting a few texts now and again, but the signal on Unst really sucks eh!