Friday, 10 January 2020

10th January 2020 Unst SW3 Overcast

There was clearly some nice weather visible just to our east but the day here started wet and grey. With the weather forecast looking poor for the weekend we counted the Whooper Swans today unearthing another pair of adults with all of those seen yesterday still present and correct! There was a juvenile Glaucous Gull at the north end of Loch of Cliff and in the 20 or so minutes I spent at Burrafirth another 5 adults flew in off the sea. I then had a look for the King Eider but couldn't find it today.

Burrafirth; 2 Whooper Swans, 6 Glaucous Gulls (5ad & juv), Razorbill, 10 Snow Buntings

Caldback; 5 Snow Buntings

Uyeasound; 24 Whooper Swans, 3 Mute Swans, Great Northern Diver, 3 Iceland Gulls juvs, 2 Glaucous Gulls juvs, 

Nicer weather to our east!!

Whooper Swan along Burrafirth burn

Adult Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth
looking at the crop on this one it would seem to support MSC's theory that it has come from as far this morning as a local offshore fishing fleet!