Monday, 20 July 2020

19th July 2020 Unst W3 Overcast

There were 8 Sanderling on the beach at Skaw and 3 at Norwick.

Second-summer Arctic Tern at Norwick
Whilst the upperwing pattern resembles that of a first-summer the black cap save for a few white flecks appears far too well-developed and the patchy underparts comprising a mixture of grey and white feathers are all described features of a second-summer (Olsen & Larsson 1995).