Friday, 15 October 2021

15th October 2021 Unst NW4 Overcast

A couple of hours seawatching from Lamba Ness lacked much variety. The wind increased so hampered our birding around Norwick and Haroldswick but it was nice to see the 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls had at last found each other today.

Lamba Ness: Red-throated Diver, 12 Sooty Shearwaters, 13 blue Fulmars, 2 Bonxies & 20 Snow Buntings.

Norwick: 10 Long-tailed Ducks, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaffs, c.10 Bramblings, c.10 Chaffinches, 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls & 2 Northwestern Redpolls.

Haroldswick: 2 Northwestern Redpolls.

Sooty Shearwater passing Lamba Ness

blue Fulmar passing Lamba Ness

Snow Buntings over Lamba Ness

Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls at Valyie