Friday, 11 May 2018

11th May 2018 Unst SE3 Clear

Out from very early in morning but had hardly seen a migrant when on returning home a male Bluethroat flew from our rosa along our front garden wall - superb! Mike and Margaret successfully twitched it before it disappeared behind our house. Almost the next migrant I saw was a male Ring Ouzel at Norwick. Haroldswick added a Redwing and a Robin. A check of the School late in the afternoon added a Hawfinch and 2 Mealy Redpoll to the list of oddities and 2 Wood Sandpipers were seen in Baltasound. Thinking that the day's events were over, whilst driving home via Haroldswick, I noticed a summer-plumaged Little Grebe sat on the sea off the north beach - a Shetland tick for me!

Male Bluethroat at Millfield

Male Ring Ouzel at Norwick

Mealy Redpoll at the School

Little Grebe at Haroldswick