Wednesday, 24 August 2016

24th August 2016 Unst Calm with rain clearing

After the rain cleared common migrants were still well-represented at Skaw and among them I found a Marsh Warbler. It later transpired that Robbie had photographed it there yesterday in addition to the one seen by Brydon at Halligarth. A Common Rosefinch was present at Norwick but who knows if it is the same individual seen there on the 20th.

Sanderling 14
Knot 2
Greenshank 1
Tree Pipit 1
Marsh Warbler 1
Garden Warbler 2
Common Whitethroat 1
Willow Warbler 4

Whinchat 1
Willow Warbler 3
Common Rosefinch 1

Whinchat 2
Willow Warbler 3

 Marsh Warbler at Skaw

Common Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Skaw

Greenshank arriving in off the sea at Skaw

Whinchat at Norwick

Juvenile Common Tern at Burrafirth

seen attacking a stranded Fulmar it appears the Fulmar may have inflicted some damage to the Otter's nose

the Otters intended victim