Tuesday, 1 February 2022

1st February 2022 Unst NW7 Squally showers

With a strong westerly I headed for Westing ahead of a mid-morning high tide but disappointingly very few Gulls were gathering there. Uyeasound was better with the highlight being a drake Goosander present on Dam Loch. Late afternoon, just as we were leaving home for the shop, Robbie refound the White-tailed Eagle that he'd previously seen at Burrafirth on the 3rd January - it's amazing how such a large raptor has gone undetected for so long! We joined him to enjoy distant views of it over Loch of Cliff and sat on the adjacent hillsides attracting an entourage of Ravens.

Uyeasound: 3 Whooper Swans, drake Goosander & 50 Golden Plover.

Burrafirth: 3 Whooper Swans & 2cy White-tailed Eagle.

Whooper Swan at Easter Loch

2cy White-tailed Eagle over Loch of Cliff