Tuesday, 3 April 2018

3rd April 2018 Unst E4 Overcast

The Hawfinch made an early morning appearance in our garden but was then absent for the rest of the day. Our flock of Chaffinches had increased in number to 6. A walk around Norwick in the biting easterly wind resulted in flushing a Woodcock and seeing 5 Wood Pigeons, 3 Song Thrushes, 10 Redwings, 15 Fieldfares and 25 Blackbirds. A tour around the Baltasound sites added a female Shoveler and 4 Snow Buntings along the road to Ordaal. As we drove back past Saxa Vord a Hawfinch was seen leaving a back garden and flying towards Norwick.

Female Hawfinch seeing off the competition at Millfield

Song Thrush at Norwick