Shetland always attracts a number of white winged gulls in the winter months, usually after Christmas
This year the gulls have come earlier than normal, this weekend 6 Iceland gulls frequented the harbour in Lerwick while a couple could be found over in Scalloway
We didn't come across the Glaucous Gull that had been present for a few days earlier in the week
All the Iceland gulls seemed very approachable. To attract gulls bread was thrown and soon around 50 + gulls gathered. In addition to the Iceland gulls, Herring, Common, BHG, Fulmar and a lone Kittiwake.
Gt BB Gulls didn't seem to bother coming down and just stood on the rocky foreshore.
A few Black Guillemot also came close in, these looked splendid in winter plumage
A flock of 12 Long Tailed duck remained close to the gulls, many displaying and again the looked superb
Joining the LT ducks, a flock of 18 Eider.
Not much else about, only a few scattered Snow Bunting and a couple of Gt Tit (Rare here)
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