Thursday, 18 July 2019

18th July 2019 Unst W2 Early rain clearing

After the rain had cleared I headed south checking beaches and likely areas for grounded waders but only found a few Dunlin whereas a Tufted Duck was more of a surprise. Brydon found 3 Two-barred Crossbills at Setters Hill that included the first juvenile I've seen during this influx.

A ringed Meadow Pipit at Millfield

Juvenile Arctic Tern at Uyeasound
the first fledged juvenile that I've seen this year

Adult and first-summer Arctic Terns at Skaw

Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Setters Hill

Male Two-barred Crossbill at Setters Hill