Well, maybe not quite gales, but it was certainly a strong southerly wind which, when combined with the occasional driving hail shower, made for unpleasant viewing conditions at times. A Waxwing graced the Obs garden a couple of times today, an Osprey flew north from the North Light during the early afternoon (and probably took very little time to get to Shetland given the wind!) and an immature Iceland Gull was seen a couple of times around the south, but otherwise there were very few new migrants to report, although the Red-breasted Flycatcher was still in the North Haven area and the Ortolan was seen again in the south of the island.
|It's been a good spring for Waxwing sightings, not a surprise really given the number that arrived in the country last autumn.|
|Becki made it onto Buness in time to catch up with the Orcas as they passed close by and managed to get a couple of great pictures.|
|It's just as well Becki finally got round to unpacking her camera yesterday - great pictures Becki and thanks for letting us use them on the blog.|