Another beautiful calm morning to complete my Black Guillemot survey during which it soon became apparent some Corvids were on the move seeing 2 Carrion Crows, then a flock of 4 Carrion Crows and 6 Hooded Crows, then a Jackdaw, 4 Carrion Crows and 4 Hooded Crows before finally a single Carrion Crow all seen flying north prior to 9am. I then completed my Common Bird Census square centered upon Skaw where a single Arctic Skua was arguably the only migrant seen. A walk around Norwick proved a little better seeing 4 Great Northern Divers, a Long-tailed Duck, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Whimbrel, an Arctic Skua, a Collared Dove, a Swallow, a White Wagtail, a Robin, a singing Willow Warbler and 6 Bramblings.
calm seas off Norwick
Black Guillemots off Norwick
judging by their whistling they were enjoying the weather as much as I was
Carrion Crows, Hooded Crows and a Jackdaw
the first Carrion Crows and Jackdaw that I've seen on Unst this year