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 http://www.digimages.info/bergri/Wagtails_MotacillaAlba&Yarrellii_DB32-4_2010.pdf
Goose Barnacles at Haroldswick