Sunday, 17 May 2015

17th May 2015 Unst SW5

Early morning visit to Skaw and Lamba Ness produced 2 Grey Wagtails and a Pink-footed Goose. The Iceland Gull remained at Norwick and Haroldswick produced a Brambling and Wood Sandpiper. The flock of Tree Sparrows had increased in number at Baltasound. A late afternoon trip to the south was rewarded with a juvenile Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound.

Pink-footed Goose 1
Teal 1
Mallard 5
Pintail 1
Tufted Duck 4
Heron 1
Dunlin c.20
Snipe 1
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Greenshank 1
Wood Sandpiper 1
Iceland Gull 1
Glaucous Gull 1 second-winter
Carrion Crow 5
Swallow 2
House Martin 1
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 2
Blackcap 3
Whitethroat 1
Tree Sparrow 10
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 4
Brambling 1
Reed Bunting 1

Our croft at Millfield (JFC)

Norwick beach from our croft

Grey Wagtail at Skaw (JFC)

Pink-footed Goose at Lamba Ness (JFC)

Iceland Gull at Norwick (JFC)
the same presumed juvenile acquiring a pale iris

Female Brambling at Haroldswick (JFC)

Wood Sandpiper at Haroldswick pool

Drake Pintail at Haroldswick (JFC)

Second-winter Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound (JFC)

Rainbow over Uyeasound