Wednesday, 4 November 2020

4th November 2020 Unst NW5 Overcast

I enjoyed a 90 minute sea-watch from Lamba Ness with the highlights being a Red-breasted Merganser,  2 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 blue Fulmars, 2 Little Auks and a fourth-winter Glaucous Gull all flying north. On my way home there was a Siberian Chiffchaff along Holsens road.

Fourth-winter Glaucous Gull passing Lamba Ness
Adult-like plumage but with a fleshy-coloured basal two-thirds of its bill that also shows some dark subterminal markings

Sooty Shearwater passing Lamba Ness

blue Fulmar passing Lamba Ness

blue Fulmar and Fulmar passing Lamba Ness

Eclipse drake Red-breasted Merganser passing Lamba Ness

Siberian Chiffchaff along Holsens road