Sunday, 30 April 2017

30th April 2017 Unst SE5 Clear

A fresh southeasterly wind didn't produce any Poms past Lamba Ness or much else for that matter! Skaw provided shelter for a Siberian Chiffchaff and there were more female Wheatears in evidence today that should please the displaying males. Haroldswick pool produced a White Wagtail and there was a scatter of Pied Wagtails throughout today. Burrafirth proved wintry with juvenile Glaucous and Iceland Gulls stood side by side. A Sparrowhawk was high over Norwick and there was a Mealy Redpoll at Valyie. At Haroldswick the fine adult summer-plumaged Great Northern Diver was watched dispatching crabs at close range. Finally a flock of 10 Brambling were seen at Millfield with another at Norwick.

Male Wheatear at Skaw

Female Wheatear at Skaw

Siberian Chiffchaff at Skaw

White Wagtail at Haroldswick

Iceland and Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth

Juvenile Iceland Gull at Burrafirth

Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth

Mealy Redpoll at Valyie

 Great Northern Diver at Haroldswick