Tuesday, 1 March 2022

1st March 2022 Unst WSW6 Clear

The surprise of the day was a flock of 4 Rooks that were seen flying low over the sea, across the beach and continuing inland at Norwick. A walk to Valyie produced a Long-tailed Duck, a Water Rail and the 2 Woodcock. A visit to the shop added the duo of Pink-footed Geese that have been wintering in Baltasound.

Norwick: Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, Long-tailed Duck, Water Rail, 4 Rook, 2 Woodcock, Skylark, Chaffinch & Brambling.

Baltasound: 2 Pinkfeet, 20 Wigeon, c.200 Golden Plover & 5 Dunlin.

Female Long-tailed Duck at Norwick

Rooks arriving at Norwick
A scarce migrant on Unst that I failed to see last year.