2nd January: Windy

Typical January Shetland weather today, strong wind and heavy rain meant that we were a little reluctant step out. However we did at around 10:30 (barely dawn up here!). Another stop to look for the Mousa Sound King Eider was fruitless, so we called at Scalloway to look at Gulls. A party of large ones contained an adult Iceland. Next was Loch Tingwall for the Ring-necked Ducks. Only one of the drakes remained among the small group of Tufties and a lone female Scaup. It was cold and very windy now so we drove around looking at bits of sea loch in the west but saw bugger all. All in all a bit crap really but it beats working.
Still a bank holiday up here so again no sign of any pies. However there did appear to be some activity at the Sandwick Bakery mid-afternoon, so fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Iceland Gull Scalloway


mmm Sheep

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