Thursday, 13 February 2020

13th February 2020 Unst WSW2 Clear

Much nicer weather today than forecast with thankfully no sign of the promised overnight heavy snow. I sea-watched for an hour that produced 5 blue Fulmars and the largest northbound number of Gannets I've seen so far this year. We took a look around Haroldswick in the afternoon.

Lamba Ness seawatch 9.00am - 10.00am; 100N Fulmars, 5N blue Fulmars, 800N Gannets, 2N Kittiwakes, 5N Guillemot.

Haroldswick; 2 Great Northern Divers, 5 Pink-footed Geese, 5 Redwings, 8 Snow Buntings.

Millfield; 200 Starlings, Snow Bunting.

A snow-capped Saxa Vord hill from Lamba Ness

Gannets passing Lamba Ness

blue Fulmar passing Lamba Ness

Redwings at Haroldswick

Meadow Pipit at Haroldswick
previously seen on the 3rd February it remains the only one that we've seen this year