Monday, 16 March 2020

16th March 2020 Unst SW4 Clear

A bright and sunny early morning soon gave way to overcast and increasingly windy conditions. A walk around Norwick produced our first Collared Dove of the year.

Haroldswick; 5 Pink-footed Geese, Carrion Crow, Meadow Pipit

Burrafirth; Whooper Swan

Norwick; Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, 2 Siskins.

Collared Dove at Norwick
The first we've seen this year and looking a little sleepy after its journey. Brydon had seen the first for the year in Baltasound a couple of hours earlier. It is the first March Collared Dove we have seen on Unst with the first arrivals in the last 3 years all falling in the first half of April.

Rock Dove at Norwick