Tuesday, 12 May 2015

12th May 2015 Unst SW6 Showers

A colder and windier early morning with rain arriving whilst still at Skaw where a few migrants were again present including the Barnacle Geese. Two Iceland Gulls were seen together in a small assemblage near Northdale where more Skylarks were present in the ploughed field there. We then drove south to Uyeasound walking both the Youth Hostel area and the mature garden at the eastern end. We then returned to try Skaw again as the rain had stopped before Norwick and then a late afternoon seawatch from Lamba Ness that produced c.15 Puffins.

Whooper Swan 1 adult
Barnacle Goose 5 at Skaw and then Northdale
Tufted Duck c.8
Sparrowhawk 2 together at Norwick
Whimbrel 2
Common Sandpiper 1
Iceland Gull 2
Puffin c.15
Wood Pigeon 5
Swallow 2
Willow Warbler 4
Blackcap 1
Redwing 3
Robin 1
Tree Pipit 1

Tree Pipit at Skaw

Barnacle Geese at Skaw (JFC)
they departed Skaw but we later found them at Northdale

Whooper Swan at Northdale (JFC)

 Juvenile Iceland Gull at Haroldswick (JFC)

Sparrowhawk over Norwick (JFC)

Bonxie at Westing (BK)

View of Norwick beach from our croft