Saturday, 7 May 2016

7th May 2016 Unst NE1 Clear

Awoke to a male Blackcap being present in the roses in the garden. Skaw proved quiet but Lamba Ness was more productive with a female Snow Bunting being seen at the sheep pens, a party of 3 Siskins flying north and a Whimbrel and a Shore Lark being present at the tip that Robbie had found a couple of days earlier - nice to hear its piping call every time it flew. Valyie played host to 6 Siskins and a Tree Pipit and there was a White Wagtail on Norwick beach. Again saw the drake Surf Scoter with a few Eider off Belmont but it was unfortunately no closer.

Blackcap 1 male

Swallow 1
Pied Wagtail 1
Chiffchaff 1

Lamba Ness
Whimbrel 1
Pied Wagtail 3
Shore Lark 1
Siskin 3N
Snow Bunting 1 female

Millfield from Lamba Ness

Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness
Often tame and approachable that didn't apply to this individual that promptly flew off!

Male Shore Lark at Lamba Ness
the uniform brown crown sexes this individual as a male

Great Northern Diver 2
Dunlin 2
White Wagtail 1
Tree Pipit 1
Chiffchaff 3
Blackcap 1
Siskin 6

Male Siskin at Valyie

Female White Wagtail on Norwick beach

Surf Scoter 1 adult drake