Sunday, 7 January 2018

7th January 2018 Unst SW4 Overcast

Brydon kindly collected me again and on our way to Lamba Ness we saw 5 Snow Buntings and 3 Redwings above Braeview. We sea-watched for around 2 hours seeing 2 Red-throated Divers, 15 Kittiwakes and 20 Common Guillemots flying north and a juvenile Glaucous Gull flying south. On dropping me home there was a Great Northern Diver present off Norwick beach. Decided to tour the south of the island again despite the inclement weather and as we passed Dam Loch there were 2 Glaucous Gulls present and Easter Loch was playing host to a Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls. On our return north a Merlin was seen chasing a Fieldfare across the road.

Snow Buntings above Braeview

Glaucous Gulls at Dam Loch

Herring Gulls and Iceland Gull at Easter Loch

Glaucous and Iceland Gulls at Easter Loch