Monday, 18 May 2015

18th May 2015 Unst E2 with light rain from mid-morning

An early morning visit to Skaw had drawn a blank until we were about to leave when we saw a Hoopoe flying straight towards us - brilliant! It landed on a nearby fencepost being mobbed by Meadow Pipits and soon took flight heading towards Lamba Ness. We checked Lamba Ness and on driving back to Norwick saw a female-type Ring Ouzel. Norwick played host to a few common migrants but thereafter Haroldswick and Baltasound proved very quiet.

Teal 2
Mallard 5
Sanderling 1
Whimbrel 1
Iceland Gull 1
Hoopoe 1
Swallow 5
House Martin 1
Chiffchaff 2
Willow Warbler 4
Blackcap 4
Whitethroat 1
Ring Ouzel 1
Redwing 1
Pied Wagtail 4
Siskin h

Hoopoe being relentlessly mobbed by a Meadow Pipit at Skaw (lower JFC)

Female Ring Ouzel above Norwick

Golden Plover at Lamba Ness (JFC)

Whimbrel at Haroldswick (JFC)

Hedgehog at Skaw (JFC)