The sea was running a swell so I tried sea-watching for 90 minutes from Lamba Ness but only succeeded in seeing a couple of presumed Atlantic White-sided Dolphins. Skaw failed to produce any migrants but Valyie produced my first returning Blackcap, a juvenile Mealy Redpoll and a Chaffinch.
Mealy Redpoll at Valyie
Its bill looked large and the ground colour of its rump was whitish and really quite eye-catching when in flight so I assumed it was a Mealy.
Male Chaffinch at Valyie