Sunday, 15 April 2018

15th April 2018 Unst SE2 Misty

Awoke to thick fog but I could see 5 Siskins in our garden. I headed to Skaw where a Brambling was present. Lamba Ness added 3 Great Northern Divers close offshore and a few Fieldfares. Norwick played host to a Green Sandpiper, a Ring Ouzel, the 2 female Hawfinches and 27 Brambling. Haroldswick provided my with my first Reed Bunting and Tree Pipit of the year but perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was a European White-fronted Goose accompanying the Greylags at Clibberswick. On seeing Mike he told me there were 6 Hawfinches at Setters Hill that proved too much to resist.

Great Northern Diver 5
Heron 4
European White-fronted Goose 1
Water Rail 2
Green Sandpiper 1
Swallow 2
Tree Pipit 1
White Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 6
Wheatear 8
Robin 24
Dunnock 5
Song Thrush 6
Mistle Thrush 1
Fieldfare 15
Ring Ouzel 1 male
Blackcap 1 male
Chiffchaff 10
Goldcrest 1
Siskin 5
Chaffinch 7
Brambling 61
Hawfinch 8
Reed Bunting 1

Siskin at Millfield

Great Northern Divers off Lamba Ness

Grey Heron roosting on the cliffs at Lamba Ness

White Wagtail at Lamba Ness

Mistle Thrush at Norwick

Ring Ouzel & Blackbird at Norwick

Brambling at Haroldswick

Swallows at Haroldswick

Tree Pipit at Haroldswick

Eurasian White-fronted Goose at Clibberswick