30th December: Reasons to be cheerful pt 2

Rob and I decided to take a round trip on the Yell - Unst/Fetlar ferry this morning. To see if we could repeat his trip earlier in the winter. Despite being a glorious day, at least as far as the weather was concerned we didn't see a great deal, namely: Long-tailed Duck (lots), Eider (Lots more than the former), Velvet Scoter 1, Great Northern Diver 3 and a single Red-throated Diver. As December days on Shetland are fairly short we only had time to visit the Shetland Catch factory adjacent to Lerwick Harbour. This paid off though with excellent views of Iceland and Glaucous Gulls (both first winters) and a small party of Long-tailed Ducks.

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