Monday, 11 October 2021

11th October 2021 Unst NW4 Heavy showers clearing

A cold northwesterly blast but after the early morning heavy showers cleared it produced a decent seawatch from Lamba Ness with a superb White-billed Diver flying north being the highlight and then we found a smart Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Valyie.

Norwick: 4 Long-tailed Duck, Merlin, 3 Robin, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaff, 'Northwestern' Common Redpoll, Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Siskin, 5 Chaffinch & c.20 Bramblings.

Skaw: Snow Bunting.

Lamba Ness: adult White-billed Diver, 5 blue Fulmars, 20 Sooty Shearwaters, Bonxie, 2 Little Auks, Arctic/Long-tailed Skua (S) & 2 Arctic Terns.

NorthDale: 2 Merlin.

Adult White-billed Diver passing Lamba Ness

'Northwestern' Common Redpoll at Valyie

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Valyie