Thursday, 11 October 2007


Bluethroat, Quoy, 28th September 2007

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Thrush Nightingale

Thrush Nightingale, Utra, 28th September 2007

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, 28th September 2007.
Found in Gilsetter, trapped in the plantation
I can now die a happy man

Lanceolated Warblers

watching lancey near Pund

Lanceolated Warbler, Stoneybrek, 3rd October 2007 - above 2 images

Lanceolated Warbler, Charlies Trees, 1st October 2007 - above 2 images

Lanceolated Warbler, Pund, 29th September 2007 - above 2 images

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Barred Warbler 2

Barred Warbler, Pund, 17th September 2007
Only the second of the autumn, appearing during a very quiet period on the island.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Common Rosefinch

Common Rosefinch, Barkland, 12th September 2007

Monday, 3 September 2007

Citrine Wagtail

Citrine Wagtail, Utra, 2nd September 2007
One of three on the island recently. This bird favoured the scrape at Utra.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Island images

Just a few of my favourite island images.

Sunrise over sheep rock

Late winter sunset at South Light

July sunset over Hoini

July sunset over Hoini

February sunset over Hoini

The havens and Sheep Rock in February

The famous Plantation Heligoland Trap

Looming snow storm over Vaasetter

The Chalet garden

Early morning mist over Ward Hill

The North Light

The Kirk in mid-summer

Barkland Croft - my home

Sheep Rock from South Haven

Rainbow over Burrashield

The North Cliffs from North Light

Birding in Easter Lother Geo

Gannets on Stacks of Skroo

Mopul and North Light from the air

Friday, 31 August 2007

Hudsonian Whimbrel

Hudsonian Whimbrel, near Mavers Geo, 31st August 2007.
Never easy to photograph, I was fortunate to get these record shots. Doubtless this bird would have proved more popular had the Walney bird of earlier in the year proved less co-operative. Nevertheless, it has been succesfully 'twitched' by six Shetland birders (so far). The third record for Shetland, following singles on Fair Isle in 1955 and Out Skerries in 1974.