Fledgling Arctic Tern having a bit of a stretch
Other bits and pieces comprised the Black-throated Diver again in Nouster, a Heron, 4 Collared Doves commuting between Howar and Holland and at least 4 Swifts moving south over the island.
There was still plenty of sunshine on the 23rd but the wind had switched a little into the north and remained a bit chilly; single Greenshank and Green Sandpiper were noteworthy in amongst good totals of 439 Golden Plover and 154 Lapwings while the Black-throated Diver was still present, 3 Herons toured the island, the 2 Red-necked Phalaropes still spun round on Gretchen and a dispersing juvenile Sedge Warbler was caught in Holland.
Rocks (and a Purple Sandpiper)
1st summer Arctic Tern, photos Simon Davies