Thursday, 14 May 2015

14th May 2015 Unst NE3

We made an early visit to Skaw and Lamba Ness but there was little sign of any new migrants. We tried Norwick and then decided to walk to the cliffs at Hermaness to see the Gannet colony. We then tried the various sites at Haroldswick and Baltasound.

Great Northern Diver 2
Sparrowhawk 1
Dunlin c.25
Whimbrel 2
Iceland Gull 1
Puffin 15
Swallow 3
Chiffchaff 1
Willow Warbler 5
Blackcap 6
Whitethroat 1
Robin 1
White Wagtail 3
Twite 2


Gannet colony at Hermaness

Adult Gannet at Hermaness

JFC at Hermaness

Bonxies at Hermaness (flight shots JFC)

 Saito at Hermaness

the boardwalk makes light work of crossing the moorland

returning to Burrafirth

my parents nearly back from visiting Hermaness