With easterlies overnight and heavily overcast skies this morning it felt ideal conditions to produce a few late migrants. An early visit to Skaw produced a Lesser Whitethroat along Holsens road and 2 Barnacle Geese. Norwick added the lingering Common Crane, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, another Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Chiffchaffs. Haroldswick was playing host to a Great Northern Diver, a Water Rail and the pair of Sedge Warblers. Burrafirth and NorthDale both held single Spotted Flycatchers. A tour around Baltasound produced a flock of c.20 Golden Plover (thanks Dick), the lingering Common Cuckoo, a Common Whitethroat, a Blackcap and a Chiffcaff.
Barnacle Geese at Skaw
Male Common Cuckoo at Setters Hill