Thursday, 15 August 2019

15th August 2019 Unst SE4 Rain

With southeasterly winds and rain I headed to Skaw full of optimism, but disappointingly, left without seeing a migrant and the same was then true for Norwick. I sat out the worst of the rain that passed through during the next 3 hours until it suddenly cleared when I walked to Valyie where it was nice to find my first Pied Flycatcher of the Autumn. I returned to Skaw that again failed to deliver a single migrant, and with the wind now increasing from the west, I tried sea-watching from Lamba Ness albeit the highlight was now two juvenile Red-necked Phalaropes together on the pools there.

Pied Flycatcher at Valyie

Juvenile Red-necked Phalaropes at Lamba Ness