Thursday, 4 November 2021

4th November 2021 Unst NW4 Overcast

I headed to Lamba Ness where I seawatched for a couple of hours from dawn with the highlight being 9 Little Auks flying north including a flock of 6. A couple of Snow Buntings were also seen flying north over the crests of the wave but on hearing one call a flock of c.60 dropped out of the sky, landed briefly on the point before continuing north. It was nice to see the Pallas's Warbler still lingering in Norwick although the temperatures probably better suited our first Iceland Gull of the Autumn!

Lamba Ness: 10 blue Fulmar, 9 Little Auks, 4 Black Guillemots, c.50 Common Guillemots, 3 Razorbills, 2 Glaucous Gulls & c.60 Snow Buntings

Holsens road: Jack Snipe.

Norwick: Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Iceland Gull, 2 Skylark, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Pallas's Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Chiffchaff, 2 Snow Bunting & Siskin.

NorthDale: Goldcrest.

Haroldswick: c.30 Brambling. 

Little Auk passing Lamba Ness

Razorbill & Guillemots passing Lamba Ness

blue Fulmar passing Lamba Ness

Glaucous Gulls passing Lamba Ness

part of the flock of Snow Buntings dropping in at Lamba Ness

2cy Iceland Gull at Norwick

Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick

Pallas's Warbler at Norwick