Wednesday, December 01, 2021

πŸ“– Peterhead Harbour ⛅ 3C ~ Wind ↘NNW @ 25/30mph 01/12/21

While visiting B&Q today in Peterhead to seek a few items for Storm Arwen repairs (we were without electricity for over 30hrs too during the storm) I dropped down and spent an hour at the Harbour. It's quite a bonus to be able to drive around this busy bustling harbour and watch the fishing fleet come and go, along with a number of supply vessels for the rigs. A great place for 'white-winged Gulls too if there are any boats unloading but I was far too late for that today.

One of two Great Northern Divers sheltering within the harbour.

I was hopeful of finding perhaps a sheltering Little Auk, or if ultra lucky maybe even a Brunnich's Guillemot but it wasn't to be!

Since relocating to Aberdeenshire I still find it strange to see Puffins in the winter.

A good visit though nevertheless with a couple of Great Northern Divers, Puffin and Black Guillemot, the latter not too common to the northeast. Also while here plenty of Shag and the usual Harbour Seals.

Black Guillemot sporting his almost white winter plumage. The red reflection on the water from a nearby fishing boat. 

Shag ~ A common sight around our rocky shores

Another view of Great Northern Diver