Tuesday, 13 August 2019

13th August 2019 Unst SW1 Clear

After a cooler night the air felt noticeably fresher and more autumnal this morning. As I drove to Skaw I was pleased to find a juvenile Spotted Redshank on one of the roadside pools at Swartling, Lamba Ness. Skaw played host to a single Knot on the beach and a Willow Warbler. Burrafirth added another Willow Warbler as did Valyie. There was a juvenile Stonechat and a Common Whitethroat at Haroldswick where Mike kindly stopped to show us a Convolvulus Hawk-Moth that he'd retrieved from a poly-tunnel. This afternoon the Houb produced the lingering adult Grey Plover and 19 Knot and there was a summer-plumaged Great Northern Diver on the sound.

Juvenile Spotted Redshank at Swartling