Friday, 22 May 2020

22nd May 2020 Unst SW4 Fog

The thick fog persisted overnight and remained for much of the morning until the wind increased and the forecast rain arrived. Fortunately the rain cleared and the wind eased late in the afternoon leaving a nice evening. A more productive day seeing a drake Goosander off Norwick, a Great Northern Diver, the lingering Common Crane, our first Wood Sandpiper of the year, 4 Sanderling, we caught-up with the Turtle Dove first seen yesterday by Freda & Magnus, the first 2 House Martins that we've seen on Unst this year, our first 2 Sedge Warblers of the year, a singing Willow Warbler and a male Snow Bunting.

Male Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness

Sanderling at Haroldswick

Turtle Dove at Valyie

Common Crane at Norwick

Drake Goosander from our kitchen window

Sedge Warbler at Skaw

House Martin at Skaw