March into April

Scandinavian Rock Pipit (probably) – strikingly different from the swarthy olive local petrosus

At the end of March a period of easterlies brought a scattering of migrants including this presumed littoralis, and the first true summer migrants in the form of Wheatear and Chiffchaff.

Other birds of note included Green-winged Teal and Hen Harrier (which is scarce in Shetland).

Then spring stalled: a period of westerlies with no great reach has temporarily halted migration. We look forward to a change in the weather.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s