Sunday, 2 February 2020

2nd February 2020 Unst NW1 Clear

A seawatch from Lamba Ness produced 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 blue Fulmars and 3 Glaucous Gulls flying north. A look at Uyeasound produced better views of the drake King Eider and a walk out to Heogland produced tantalising views of a challenging Gull!

Lamba Ness seawatch 9.00am - 10.15am; 2N Red-throated Diver, 2,000N Fulmar, 4N blue Fulmars, 500N Gannets, 3N Glaucous Gulls (2ad,3w), 20N Kittiwake

Haroldswick; Great Northern Diver

Uyeasound; 3 Red-throated Divers, Great Northern Diver, 13 Whooper Swans, 3 Mute Swans, 75 Eider, drake King Eider, 300 Long-tailed Ducks, 60 Lapwing, 2 Purple Sandpipers, juv. Iceland Gull

Caldback; 30 Snow Buntings 

Third-winter Glaucous Gull passing Lamba Ness

Drake King Eider off Uyeasound

I'm fairly certain that this challenging Gull falls into the Iceland Gull complex but am far less sure exactly where! Just a dark glaucoides?