An early morning visit to Skaw produced 5 Sanderling and 10 Turnstone on the beach there and a Chiffchaff was seen at Norwick. A late afternoon visit to Lamba Ness produced the first Common Swift we have seen on Unst this year and the usual suspects passing out to sea.
Returning Sanderlings and Turnstones on Skaw beach
First-winter Common Snipe G.g. faeroeensis at Lamba Ness
The beautiful rufous form G.g. faeroeensis breeds in Iceland, the Faeroe Islands, Shetland and Orkney
the only surprise passing Lamba Ness today!
Moulting adult Chiffchaff at Norwick
Swallows at Norwick
Common Swift at Norwick