Sunday, 17 November 2019

17th November 2019 Unst NW1 Drizzle clearing

Early morning drizzle soon cleared into another clear, dry and calm day. The Siberian Chiffchaff was again in our garden, the Great Northern Diver was offshore and we flushed a Jack Snipe from a nearby ditch. Whilst then completing the Burrafirth WeBS count we received messages from Brydon and Connel to say that there were 2 Humpback Whales in Haroldswick. Soon there, but not before all the roadside parking places were taken, so we parked in the quarry that was playing host to a flock of 25 Snow Buntings. Back to Burrafirth where the highlights were an Iceland Gull, 2 Glaucous Gulls, a Puffin and 3 Snow Buntings.

Snow Buntings at Haroldswick

Humpback Whales in Haroldswick

Iceland and Herring Gulls at Burrafirth