Saturday, 24 August 2019

24th August 2019 Unst S2 Overcast

A murky start to the day but it brightened into a warm and sunny afternoon. Bird of the day was a rather exquisite-looking third-summer Arctic Skua that flew past our garden. A look around most of the north Unst sites had resulted in seeing just single Willow Warblers at Haroldswick and Norwick. Robbie was faring better checking cut hay fields that then produced my first long-overdue 3 Black-tailed Godwits of the year, 20 Ruff, a Knot and 200 Golden Plover. 

Arctic Skua
Aged by the pale barring on its median underwing coverts and barring on its flanks.

Willow Warbler at Norwick