Friday, 18 August 2017

18th August 2017 Unst SE1 Rain clearing

Early morning rain soon cleared to leave an overcast and virtually calm morning. Unfortunately it started raining soon after lunchtime that became heavier and more persistent. Skaw played host to a Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler and a Willow Warbler. At Lamba Ness a Greenshank was touring the various pools but despite a huge flock of Gannets attracted to a large Whalsay trawler just offshore there appeared nothing more exciting than a few Bonxies among them. At Norwick we saw a Sanderling, a White Wagtail and a Willow Warbler. Rain pretty much then stopped play.

Garden Warbler at Skaw

First-winter White Wagtail at Norwick