Friday, 15 April 2022

15th April 2022 Unst S4 Overcast

On walking out of the door whilst leaving for work literally just after sunrise I heard my first Whimbrel of the year calling away high overhead and there was a male Wheatear on the fenceline c.50m from our house. On my way home I saw Robbie's 2 Pinkfeet at Buness, the Greenland White-fronted Goose still at Haroldswick and a much-needed stretch of our legs around Norwick produced our first Long-eared Owl of the year, a Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest and c.12 Brambling. Unfortunately we arrived just too late to see 3 Hawfinches (a male and 2 females) that had been keeping Freda entertained at Valyie throughout the day - they'd presumably gone to roost shortly before we arrived.

Pinkfeet at Buness

Long-eared Owl at Norwick