Wednesday, 2 November 2016

2nd November 2016 Unst NW3 Clear with light showers

Arriving at Lamba Ness I noticed a juvenile Glaucous Gull among some Great Black-backed Gulls patrolling the cliffs. I spent from 8.30am to 10.30am seawatching seeing a Great Northern Diver, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 33 blue Fulmars and 3 Little Auks all flying north and heard a Snow Bunting arriving in off the sea. Skaw was quiet with just a Robin and the long-staying Chiffchaff first seen back in July! Norwick was better producing a Waxwing, a Robin, a Blackcap, a Goldcrest, 5 Chaffinches and a Brambling. Late afternoon at Setters Hill added another Robin and Chiffchaff.

Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness

Sooty Shearwater and Fulmar passing Lamba Ness

Blue Fulmars passing Lamba Ness

Chiffchaff at Skaw

Wheatear at Norwick

Chiffchaff at Setters Hill