Wednesday, 22 January 2020

22nd January 2020 Unst SW1 Overcast

Whilst in our garden I noticed a pod of Killer Whales in Norwick. A large bull skirted the coastline with another 4 or 5 remaining further out to sea. They then followed the southern cliffs of Lamba Ness heading back towards the open sea. On reaching the tip of Lamba Ness they then followed the same routine into Skaw where Brydon & Robbie also arrived in time to see them. Whilst at Skaw I also saw 3 Glaucous Gulls. We then headed for Uyeasound where the drake King Eider was sat offshore in Uyea Sound and 3 Glaucous Gulls were present.

Millfield; 5 or 6 Killer Whales

Skaw; 3 Glaucous Gulls (ad, 3w, juv)

Uyeasound; 15 Whooper Swans, 25 Eider, drake King Eider, 20 Long-tailed Duck, fem Pintail, 3 Glaucous Gulls (2w, 2juv)

Norwick; Purple Sandpiper, Redwing

 Orcas from Millfield

Orcas off Lamba Ness

Orcas off Skaw

Brydon photographing the Orcas

Drake King Eider off Uyeasound

Juvenile Glaucous Gulls at Uyeasound

 We saw our first Snowdrops of the year today!