Sunday, 6 February 2022

6th February 2022 Unst W4 Overcast

A brighter day and seeing 2 Oystercatchers in the fields from our house for the first time this year added to thoughts of Spring albeit the light dusting of snow suggested otherwise! A look around the northern sites produced a surprise in the form of a Kestrel - whilst Birds of Shetland notes there have been records in all months of the year my previous 'earliest' date was 18th April.

Norwick: Kestrel, 2cy Glaucous Gull & 10 Fieldfare.

Haroldswick: Purples Sandpiper, 40 Fieldfare & Chaffinch.