Wednesday, 15 August 2018

15th August 2018 Unst SW3-4 Overcast

With overnight low clouds and mist/fog and a fresh southwesterly it was something of a surprise that I couldn't find the Arctic Warbler at Valyie albeit I did obtain the briefest of flight views of the Barred Warbler diving into thick cover but otherwise just 3 Willow Warblers and the moulting Chiffchaff being present there. I failed to find any migrants at Skaw and just 2 Tree Sparrows at NorthDale. A flock of 22 Lapwings arrived high in off the sea over Norwick. I did then find a flock of c.370 Golden Plover on Clibberswick but couldn't find anything more interesting among them.

Willow Warbler at Valyie

Tree Sparrow at NorthDale

Lapwings over Norwick

Golden Plover on Clibberswick

Wheatears on Clibberswick