Friday, 31 March 2017

31st March 2017 Unst E2 Fog

Dense fog this morning that partially cleared late morning so I set off for a walk around Norwick. I didn't get very far when I found a bedraggled Common Crane drying itself in the middle of the marsh. Unbeknownst to me, it transpired that a farmer had seen it at Ungirsta earlier in the morning. On viewing it with Robbie from Braeview he picked out a Goldcrest that landed briefly on the roof of the croft before continuing inland and an alba Wagtail flew north. And then the dense fog rolled-in again... Late afternoon and another partial clearance as drizzly rain commenced. A Goldcrest was sat sheltering on the handle of our front door and another alba Wagtail overflew. There was a Peregrine hunting over the marsh at Norwick, a Chiffchaff sheltering at the bus stop and 2 Goldcrests. Robbie had seen a juvenile Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick at midday and it was still there late afternoon.

Common Crane at Norwick

Goldcrest at Millfield

Chiffchaff sheltering at Norwick bus stop

Juvenile Peregrine at Norwick

Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick