Friday, 17 January 2020

17th January 2020 Unst SW8 Clear

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