Monday, 24 April 2017

24th April 2017 Yell & Unst W4

A snowy start to the day that soon brightened into quite a sunny afternoon. Yell produced a drake Scaup at Cullivoe and I finally obtained closer views of the Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Back on Unst a Dunlin at Uyeasound was only the second encounter with the species this year and there was a Pink-footed Goose present with a flock of 20 then seen at Buness House. On the approach to Millfield there were 20 Redwings in a roadside field.

Drake Scaup at Cullivoe

Juvenile Iceland Gull at Mid Yell
A very bleached individual only seen at distance on previous encounters but with a dark iris and pure white unmarked primaries it appears to be a juvenile.