Tuesday, 12 August 2014

5th of August Unst

got up 0600 hrs cup of rosy with the gang,followed by breakfast.The lads are going for Hake and Haddock today.I was birding with Jim today a native of Cullivoe,we set off for Gutcher and the ferry to Unst around 0820hrs.
At the ferry we met a twitcher from Beds and we were soon viewing distant Puffin and Black Guillemot.
We arrived at Belmount and was soon viewing Redshank in sum plum at Uyea Sound.
We drove north on the A968 passed Baltasound and on to Loch of Cliff where a number of Bonxies were bathing.

Also of note here were two Red throated divers,then it was on to Hermaness NNR.
Here a long walk up over the moor to the cliffs started in earnest.
After a while we got close to some Great Skuas sitting on the moor while Skylarks were rising and singing.
Moving onwards and upwards meadow and rock pipits obliged after 30 mins or so we reached the ridge.Hang on for the next instalment Hermaness and its Gannets.

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