Warbler update – and Spring really is here!

The weather has continued to be cold for May today with heavier snow flurries and continued hail showers – but still no lying snow, so it really must be Spring. Anyway, an update on my uncertainty over the weekend’s warbler – it was a Chiffchaff,  not a Willow warbler. Thanks to all who confirmed the ID; it is a new sighting for me so I was pleased to get some photos, especially since those who know have agreed it’s quite a tricky target!

On the siskin family I was pleased to see that the female is still happily chomping on our peanuts but there was no sign of the male and juvenile, though there are plenty of trees around for them to hide in.

Just to round up this post, here are a few photos taken in Unst last Friday to remind us that Spring really is upon us, despite the recent chill! A Shag, a Wheatear, the beach at Burrafirth and 3 close-up shots with the new macro lens.

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