Saturday, 24 April 2021

24th April 2021 Unst SE1 Light showers clearing

A few light showers early in the morning soon cleared into another day of sunshine. Skaw proved quiet with just a couple of Wheatears present. At Haroldswick there was a Great Northern Diver sat offshore, the flock of Gadwall had increased to 5 today, 2 Moorhens, my first Arctic Skua of the year was seen circling over the sea but passerine migrants were limited to just a couple of Wheatears. Burrafirth only produced a singing Wheatear and 2 Pied Wagtails. A walk around Norwick produced yesterday's White-billed Diver still distantly sat on the sea, 2 Great Northern Divers, a Sparrowhawk, the Whimbrel, 6 Woodpigeons, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Chiffchaffs and 6 Bramblings. An evening drive to Burrafirth produced our first Kestrel of the year and another Whimbrel.

Whimbrel at Norwick