Saturday, 18 January 2020

18th January 2020 Unst NW6 Overcast

With the wind switching to the northwest I spent two hours seawatching from Lamba Ness with Brydon where we saw 15 Glaucous Gulls and 120 Guillemots fly north. There was no sign of the Grey Phalarope at Norwick but a Glaucous Gull flew north and there was a Little Auk sat distantly on the sea there. A visit to Uyeasound produced nice views of 2 Glaucous Gulls.

Lamba Ness seawatch 9.00am - 11.00am; 3N, 1S Red-throated Diver, 600N Fulmar, 15N Glaucous Gulls (3ad,3w,6x2w & 5juv), 120N Guillemots,

Norwick; 48 Teal, Little Auk, Glaucous Gull juv north

Uyeasound; 6 Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, 35 Ringed Plover, 2 Glaucous Gulls (2w, juv).

Red-throated Diver passing Lamba Ness

Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound

Second-winter Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound