Sunday, 19 January 2020

19th January 2020 Unst W5 Overcast

We awoke to new neighbours with a ship stationery in the wick all day. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen flying in off the sea at Norwick. We took a walk out to Heogland but there were rather few Eider and Long-tailed Ducks present although the 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still there including the possible Kumlien's. The second-winter Glaucous Gull was bathing on Easter Loch and a juvenile was seen drifting along the cliffs south of Westing. The highlight of the day was seeing a pod of small Dolphins that Brydon found in Baltasound.

Norwick; juv Glaucous Gull

Uyeasound; 25 Eider, 25 Long-tailed Duck, Oystercatcher, 3 juv Iceland Gulls including the possible Kumlien's Gull

Westing; juv Glaucous Gull

Baltasound; 2 Great Northern Diver

Haroldswick; Great Northern Diver

MV Kaami from Bergen, Norway bound for Reykjavik, Iceland

Dolphins in Baltasound

Otter about to take a plunge into the sea