Sunday, 8 January 2017

8th January 2017 Unst W1-2

First visited Skaw where there was an adult and 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls on the beach and a juvenile Great Northern Diver just offshore. Then spent 30 minutes sea-watching from Lamba Ness where the highlight was a blue Fulmar flying south. Haroldswick bay played host to 3 Great Northern Divers, a Red-breasted Merganser and a Grey Heron feeding along the beach. A walk to Burrafirth beach produced a juvenile Glaucous Gull.

Sunrise over Clibberswick

Skaw beach

Adult Glaucous Gull at Skaw

Juvenile Glaucous Gulls at Skaw

Adult and juvenile Glaucous Gulls at Skaw

Juvenile Great Northern Diver at Skaw

Grey Heron at Haroldswick bay