Monday, 28 February 2022

28th February 2022 Unst SSW6 Overcast

High tide at Haroldswick didn't produce too much so I headed to Burrafirth where there was a family party of 4 Whooper Swans and the 4 Scaup. NorthDale added a mixed flock of c.20 Redwings and Fieldares flying from the bushes there. Skaw was playing host to a singing Skylark that was briefly pursued by a Merlin before it lost interest and 4 Snow Buntings. A walk to Valyie produced the Kestrel that was carrying prey - either a Starling or a Blackbird, 2 Woodcock, 7 Skylarks and 15 Redwings and 15 Fieldfare. 

Burrafirth: 4 Whooper Swans & 4 Scaup.

NorthDale: c.10 Redwing & c.10 Fieldfare. 

Skaw: 5 Red-throated Divers, Merlin, Skylark & 4 Snow Buntings.

Norwick: Merlin, Kestrel, 2 Woodcock, 7 Skylarks, 15 Redwing, 15 Fieldfare & Chaffinch.

Whooper Swans at Burrafirth