Friday, 1 January 2021

1st January 2021 Unst N3 Showers

A Moorhen was seen along Holsens road and there was a feeling that Spring was in the air at Skaw as there were 3 Oystercatchers on the beach! I sea-watched from Lamba Ness 9.30am - 10.30am seeing 3 blue Fulmars among c.1,800 Fulmars, 8 Gannets, 7 Guillemots and a Kittiwake fly north and a 2cy Glaucous Gull fly south. I returned home to a flock of 20 Twite in our garden and a walk around Norwick added a Black Guillemot, a Robin, 2 Redwings, a Blue Tit (bearing a ring) and 3 Chaffinches.


Oystercatchers at Skaw

blue Fulmar passing Lamba Ness

Blue Tit at Valyie