Wednesday, 22 April 2020

22nd April 2020 Unst SE1 Fog

The north of the island was shrouded in thick fog that rolled-out around 9am but persisted rolling-in and out off the sea throughout the day. We saw 29 Pink-footed Geese, 11 Barnacle Geese, the Glaucous Gull, a Song Thrush, our first Rook of the year, a singing male White Wagtail also being our first for the year, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Bramblings and a male Hawfinch.

Male Hawfinch

Male Blackcap

Male White Wagtail
singing at times

Red-throated Diver

Barnacle Geese

First-summer Rook

Glaucous Gull
Missing several primaries this bird has been struggling to fly and at some point today it has unfortunately damaged its right leg as it was limping badly this evening.