Tuesday, 16 June 2020

16th June 2020 Unst E1 Clear

I headed straight to Lamba Ness where the highlight was a pod of 9+ cetaceans seen moving north past the tip. Looking into the early morning sun initially their identification proved tricky but their size and headshape reminded me of Risso's Dolphins and Brydon confirmed the identity based on their dorsal fin shape - furthermore, as they approached and passed the point, some of my images reveal the 'scarring' to their fins. Later in the day a pair of Red-necked Phalaropes on the sea proved a treat but migrant passerines appeared to be in short supply with just 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Blackcaps and 2 Mealy Redpolls seen.

Risso's Dolphins & Auks passing Lamba Ness