Sunday, 30 January 2022

30th January 2022 Unst NNW1 Overcast

After a stormy night and an all-night power-cut it was nice to awaken to a calm morning albeit there was quite a swell off Skaw but the White-billed Diver was again present loosely associating with a Great Northern Diver and 4 Red-throated Divers. We then completed the monthly beached bird surveys for Norwick and Burrafirth before walking across the Heogs.

Skaw: w/p White-billed Diver, Great Northern Diver & 4 Red-throated Divers.

Norwick: Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver & 2cy Iceland Gull.

Burrafirth: Great Northern Diver, 2 Whooper Swans & 20 Goldeneye.

Haroldswick: 3 Great Northern Divers & Grey Heron.

Gannet on Norwick beach
the only corpse that we found washed ashore at Norwick

First-cycle Iceland Gull at Norwick