Monday, 25 July 2016

25th July 2016 Unst S1 Foggy clearing early afternoon

Limited time birding on the island today but 5 Whimbrel arrived in off the sea through the thick fog at Millfield at 7am this morning and were still circling low 30 minutes later. An hour's seawatch from Lamba Ness this evening proved very quiet as did a tour of the Wader sites with just a single Turnstone and only 3 Dunlin seen so it would seem something of a mass departure of the latter species!