Thursday, 28 November 2019

28th November 2019 Unst NNE5 Wintry showers

With the wind shifting to the north I headed to Lamba Ness sheltering from the squally wintry showers behind the walls there. There were a couple of juvenile Glaucous Gulls among a resting flock of Gulls near the point and an hour's seawatch produced 3 blue Fulmars, 2 Glaucous Gulls (juv & 2w) and 10 Common Guillemots all flying north. A Whooper Swan was present along the burn at Burrafirth and a Merlin was seen in Baltasound.

Juvenile Glaucous Gull passing Lamba Ness

blue Fulmar passing Lamba Ness

a very dark-billed 4w argentatus Herring Gull at Lamba Ness