Saturday, 10 August 2019

10th August 2019 Unst NE1 Overcast

The sea was running a swell so I tried sea-watching for 90 minutes from Lamba Ness but only succeeded in seeing a couple of presumed Atlantic White-sided Dolphins. Skaw failed to produce any migrants but Valyie produced my first returning Blackcap, a juvenile Mealy Redpoll and a Chaffinch.

Mealy Redpoll at Valyie
Its bill looked large and the ground colour of its rump was whitish and really quite eye-catching when in flight so I assumed it was a Mealy.

Male Chaffinch at Valyie