The unhelpful winds continue so it was no real surprise that migration continues to feel at a complete standstill. I failed to see a single migrant at Skaw and Burrafirth. At Valyie I saw the Black Redstart, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and there was a Redpoll (presumably the Lesser) flying around calling. A look around Baltasound produced a Robin, a Pied Flycatcher, 3 Tree Sparrows and a Chaffinch.
Black Redstart and Starling at Valyie
Who would have thought that the Black Redstart that was first seen by Brenda & Hannah on the 18th would still be present at the month's end!