This was the third for Shetland! following ones in 1977 and 1999! either I go see this one or wait another 15 years, I went for the first one.
The next day (the 8th) I headed up with my step-granddad to see it! I wasn't sure if it was still there but after a quick phone call, my worries we tossed aside and we headed to see the bird!
We arrived at Haroldswick to see three cars parked up next to the pool/bushes where the Y-R Warbler was!
One of the birders (Jim Nangle of Cullivoe) came over to us and said that the Warbler was just along the pond (right behind us!!) I got out and I saw a Sand Martin, a small bird caught my eye and it flew towards the bushes! it was the Yellow-rumped Warbler!!! it landed in the trees and I watched it move about before we got back in the car and we moved to the other side of the bushes to get a better look.
The Pool and bushes at Haroldswick, where the Warbler was hanging out
We sat and watched for a second and then the bird popped out again! it sat right on top of the bushes and I got my camera out for some photos.
It popped in and out of the trees for a while along with Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap.
I spoke to the remaining birders there, Gary Bell and Jim Nangle. Gary said that a Glossy Ibis had been seen in the South End!!!! I couldn't actually believe what I was hearing! all the records in Shetland are so far apart! the second and third were over 80 years! and now two different birds within five months? how!!
Anyway I got a few shots of the Chiffchaffs, Y-R Warbler and a Blackcap and then we all headed for the 5:15 ferry.
Here it is! my best shot of the Y-R Warbler!!
A rather blurry shot of the Yellow-rumped Warbler, same my camera wouldn't focus!
A Chiffchaff, one of at least two
The World famous Unst bus stop with its latest design of Nelson Mandela
Well it was a pretty good run into Unst, I'm glad I was able to add Yellow-rumped Warbler to my list and I would like to thanks those for helping me get up there and for the information on the birds whereabouts.