Saturday, 21 April 2018

21st April 2018 Unst SW1 Overcast clearing

A day spent on breeding bird surveys centered on Skaw and then Haroldswick produced our first Greenland-type Wheatear of the year and a well-timed lunch break saw the Common Crane fly west past our house almost immediately followed by a Whooper Swan flying in the opposite direction.

Great Northern Diver 1 ad s/p off Haroldswick
Whooper Swan 1 east over Millfield
Kestrel 1
Common Crane 1 west over Millfield
Goldcrest 2
Chiffchaff 4
Blackcap 3
Redwing 2
Robin 2
Greenland Wheatear 1 male
Wheatear 4
Dunnock 2
Chaffinch 1
Brambling 3

Greenland-type Wheatear at Haroldswick

Common Crane flying past Millfield

Whooper Swan flying past Millfield