Monday, 20 May 2019

20th May 2019 Unst S1 Overcast

An early morning visit to Skaw convinced me to save survey work for another day as there was a nice number of migrants present. We then covered, Norwick, Burrafirth and Haroldswick. Highlights were a singing male Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth, a female Red-backed Shrike at Haroldswick and Common Rosefinches along Holsens road and at Norwick. Migrant totals today were 12 Swallows, 3 Sand Martins together, 7 House Martins together,  2 Cuckoos, a Collared Dove, 2 White Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, a Song Thrush, a Redwing, 2 Robins, 3 Common Redstarts, 2 Whinchats, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Garden Warblers, 4 Common Whitethroats, 22 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Chiffchaffs, 9 Willow Warblers, a Wood Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 26+ Tree Sparrows and 2 Reed Buntings.

Male Pied Flycatcher at Skaw

Spotted Flycatcher at Skaw

Male Whinchat at Skaw

Great Black-backed Gulls flying north over Skaw

Common Cuckoo along Holsens road

Common Rosefinch along Holsens road

Garden Warblers at Norwick

Common Rosefinch at Norwick

Wood Warbler at Norwick

Male Pied Flycatcher at Norwick

Male Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth

Female Red-backed Shrike at Haroldswick