Tuesday, 21 June 2016

20th June 2016 Unst W5 Rain clearing

An afternoon tour of the likely Wader sites on the island produced nothing more than a single Sanderling on Norwick beach. Being the Summer solstice it was tempting to stay awake until midnight just to see how dark it didn't get but in the event made to just after 11pm when still enough daylight for a Wheatear to be active in the garden and a Lesser Black-backed Gull to be patrolling the fields - birding never sleeps - as a good friend might say!

View across Norwick bay from Millfield gone 11pm

 Lesser Black-backed Gull from Millfield gone 11pm
Birding Never Sleeps here on Shetland at this time of year!