Tuesday, 27 April 2021

27th April 2021 Unst NE4 Overcast

A return to a northerly airflow and rather windy too. The flock of 9 Bramblings made a brief visit to our garden. A House Martin was still flying around Skaw. A short cold seawatch from Lamba Ness produced a smart White-billed Diver and 4 Great Northern Divers all sat on the sea but I only saw the usual Gannets, Fulmars and Puffins passing the headland but the was a Whimbrel feeding along the clifftops. A walk around Norwick added a Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest and my first Jackdaw of the year. Haroldswick was still playing host to the 5 Gadwall and a Chiffchaff. Burrafirth again proved disappointingly quiet with just the Pied Wagtail seen. On a brief visit to Baltasound we saw the 2 Black-tailed Godwits, a Redwing and a Chiffchaff.

White-billed Diver off Lamba Ness

Jackdaw at Norwick