Calmer conditions and mild so I completed the WeBS count for Norwick.
Saturday, 11 December 2021
Thursday, 9 December 2021
Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
A nice day being calm, sunny and mild so we headed to Uyeasound and walked out to Heogland with the highlight being the 'other' 2cy King Eider seen distantly off Uyeasound.
Norwick: 2 Red-throated Divers, Great Northern Diver, Purple Sandpiper & 2 Redwing.
Uyeasound: 4 Whooper Swan, 2cy drake King Eider, c.350 Eider, c.350 Long-tailed Duck, 15 Goldeneye, Skylark & Redwing.
Monday, 6 December 2021
Sunday, 5 December 2021
Saturday, 4 December 2021
Friday, 3 December 2021
Will very kindly invited me to join the SOTEAG Bluemull seabird census with the proviso that it might be a very early return home if the poor weather worsened... As I drove to Uyeasound the rain thankfully eased and Peter was content to give it a go... It was great to be back out on the Sound with the highlight coming late in the day when Will picked out a 2cy drake King Eider among the Eider and Long-tailed Duck off Heogland. The day had one final twist, as whilst reviewing his images, Robbie picked-out a 3cy+ drake King Eider!