Tuesday, 8 May 2018

8th May 2018 Unst SE3 Overcast

It felt like 'classic conditions' at dawn, and whilst the trickle of additions for the year continued, passerine migrants were disappointingly very thin on the ground and I was soon back to completing surveys. My first Common Tern of the year was seen in slightly bizarre circumstances flying in off the sea whilst I was leaving our house this morning. Skaw produced nothing more than a House Martin. On leaving the house for a second time I saw my first 3 Arctic Terns of the year and likewise a female Common Whitethroat at Norwick was my first this year.

 Common Tern passing Millfield

House Martin at Skaw

Female Common Whitethroat at Norwick