Tuesday, 30 March 2021

30th March 2021 Unst Calm Overcast

It felt promising conditions today from the outset but they failed to deliver the hoped-for March Wheatear. The 4 Whooper Swans were still present at the Loch of Cliff and 2 Great Northern Divers were feeding close to the beach at Haroldswick. A walk around Norwick produced 2 Snipe, my second Woodpigeon of the year and a Redwing and there were 2 Redwings at Skaw. A few Auks and Kittiwakes were flying north past Lamba Ness and my first Bonxie of the year overflew also heading north.

Great Northern Diver off Haroldswick

Redwing at Skaw

Bonxie at Lamba Ness
the third year in a row that I've seen Bonxie before the end of March