Tuesday, 31 May 2022

31st May 2022 Unst SE2 Overcast

It felt ideal weather conditions this morning to produce a few interesting migrants so it was a disappointment that didn't transpire. Skaw produced a drake Goosander, 3 Swallows, my first Grey Wagtail of the year, the Garden Warbler and the Blackcap. Norwick added a singing Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcaps. On hearing of a Red-backed Shrike and 2 Icterine Warblers being found elsewhere in Shetland I returned to Valyie this evening, where I failed to find anything newly-arrived, but was pleased to re-find the male Rustic Bunting.

Rustic Bunting at Valyie
calling near-continuously this evening that helped keep track of it

Arctic Skua

the Norwick scarecrows have taken on a new persona...