With a return to stormy weather finding a Grey Phalarope in a sheltered corner off Norwick beach perhaps wasn't a complete surprise but very nice all the same. A look around the island added 3 Glaucous Gulls.
Norwick; first-winter Grey Phalarope
Uyeasound; 15 Whooper Swans (13ad, 2juv), 3 Mute Swans (2ad, juv), 2 Glaucous Gulls (2w, juv)
Baltasound; Glaucous Gull (3w)
First-winter Grey Phalarope at Norwick
Aged by its black-centred white-fringed tertials and wing-coverts.
Second-winter Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound
Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound
Glaucous Gulls and Herring Gull at Uyeasound