Monday, 9 March 2020

9th March 2020 Unst W2 Overcast

A virtually calm day with a similar array of early migrants to recent days but that also included our first Water Rail of the year.

Skaw; Skylark, 2 Snow Bunting.

Norwick; 2+ Merlins, 2 Redwing, Song Thrush, Carrion Crow, 15 Siskin.

Haroldswick; 2 Great Northern Divers, 5 Pink-footed Geese, 40 Ringed Plovers, Water Rail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit.

Shetland Wren in song at Norwick

Male Pied Wagtail at Haroldswick

Female Pied Wagtail at Haroldswick
Whilst its pale flanks and grey mantle resemble those of a White Wagtail the blackness and extent of the rump suggest otherwise

Goose Barnacles at Haroldswick