Thursday, 31 May 2018

31st May 2018 Unst SE1 Clear

Another very enjoyable day's birding started at 4.30am when there was a male Common Redstart on our drive and then finding a Marsh Warbler, 2 Garden Warblers, a Willow Warbler and female Common Redstart at Skaw. Wilma very kindly alerted me to a songster in her garden that proved to be another Marsh Warbler and I also saw a Lesser Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers, a female Common Redstart, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Pied Flycatcher at Norwick. Millfield produced a male Ortolan on the walls of the cemetery and there was a singing Sedge Warbler in our rosa. We saw a Whinchat and Common Whitethroat at NorthDale, a Honey Buzzard over Nikka Vord but viewed at great range from Clibberswick but identified by Al watching it at much closer range from Boordanoost, Haroldswick. We then headed south seeing a Robin at Setters Hill and finding a Temminck's Stint on a small pool at the road junction to Westing.

Male Common Redstart at Millfield

Marsh Warbler at Skaw

Marsh Warbler at Norwick

Male Ortolan Bunting at Millfield

Very distant Honey Buzzard over Nikka Vord

Temminck's Stint at Westing