Thursday, 11 November 2021

11th November 2021 Unst NW5 Clear

I seawatched from Lamba Ness for a couple of hours from dawn but given the conditions it proved a little disappointing with a single Little Auk the highlight. 

Lamba Ness: 2N Red-throated Diver, 1S large Diver sp., 2N blue Fulmars, 2 Eider (1N & 1 on sea), 4 Purple Sandpipers, Little Auk N, 4 Black Guillemots & Snow Bunting.

Skaw: Robin.

Norwick: Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Divers, Long-eared Owl, Robin, 5 Redwings, Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 11 Chaffinches & Brambling.

Black Guillemots off Lamba Ness
The snowy-crowned individual proved eye-catching but Shetland has form for these and unfortunately this one shares more similarities with this one than this beauty.