Friday, 6 May 2016

6th May 2016 Sand Water & Unst

Arrived back in Lerwick and met up with MSC at Sand Water thoroughly enjoying hearing about birding Shetland since the 1970's. Time flew and it was time to head north back to Unst where the drake Surf Scoter was seen around the fish cages at Belmont and 4 Swallows on wires greeted my arrival back at Millfield. Slept well having spent three of the last four nights in a sleeping bag on the floor of the ferry bar!

Surf Scoter 1 adult drake
Swallow 4

Belmont House on Unst viewed from the Bluemull Sound ferry

Drake Surf Scoter unfortunately favouring the most distant fish cage

Colourful sunset over Lamba Ness from Millfield