Wednesday, 9 February 2022

9th February 2022 Unst WSW7 Wintry showers

The stormy weather continues but the unseasonable Kestrel made a reappearance this time spooking waders feeding in the grassy fields in front of our house. I walked to Valyie and back in the hope of photographing it but failed to see it again but the burn produced 3 Woodcock and my first Song Thrush of the year. On arriving home, when indoors, the first bird that I saw was the Kestrel now perched on the sheep pens just outside but despite the strong wind it soon took flight off across the fields.

Norwick: Kestrel, Merlin, 2cy Iceland Gull, 3 Woodcock, Song Thrush, Robin & 2 Chaffinch.

Woodcock at Valyie
Poor light at 3pm as another squally wintry shower rattled through!

Common Kestrel at Millfield
checking out the Ringed Plovers