A quick tour of the northern sites revealed an arrival of Blackbirds and Redwings with 40 of each including a flock of 20 Redwings at the Brewery. There were 4 Purple Sandpipers and a Pied Wagtail on Skaw beach and the Water Rail was seen in the burn. The 5 Snow Buntings were still at Lamba Ness where there was a Lapwing at the point. At Norwick there was the Pinkfoot, 2 Pied Wagtails, my first Dunnock of the year, 3 Robins, the Goldcrest and a Chaffinch. A brown Merlin flew over our house. At Burrafirth there were 4 adult Whooper Swans in the burn, a drake Common Scoter offshore and a 3w Glaucous Gull on the beach. This evening a flock of 5 Pinkfeet were at the Heritage Centre.
Male Pied Wagtail at Skaw
Adult drake Common Scoter at Burrafirth