A glorious day in Shetland today with blue skies and uninterrupted sunshine. A day of SE'rly winds yesterday failed to produce anything on patch this morning, surprisingly. A text informing me the Bearded Seal was still around Mid Yell yesterday spurned me to get out, so with Dr Marshall for company we set off again for Yell. Unfortunately today it wasn't there, not showing on its grassy mound, no surprise really the tide was well out (really should have checked that earlier). Maybe next time? With time to spare until the next ferry we checked out Loch of Littlester were we had 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, by all accounts a good count. News that John Laurie had relocated the Little Gull in front of his house buoyed us slightly, and on arrival at Hamister the Little Gull put on a fantastic show, looking very happy around a ploughed rig.