Wednesday 2 June 2010


A blustery day with the wind set SW and F5-6 not ideal birding conditions. But after the relative highs of yesterday evening i was hopefully optimistic for something, i wasn't disappointed. First bird this morning was a skulky singing Garden Warbler, then a fly by Collared Dove that eventually settled in a local confiner. A Swallow flew through the Houb where the 2 Common Terns remained and a Spotted Flycatcher was a welcome year tick.

Met up with John Laurie for a bash around Skaw and first bird there was an Icterine Warbler, eluding good views in the windy conditions. Also at Skaw was a Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Wood Pigeon and a Collared Dove. So a howling SW'rly wind and birds appear? Not that i'm complaining. A Black Stork on Unst may have me off isle tomorrow, we shall see.

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