Jun 19th by Ian under Bird Watching, Materials and Construction

Tags: Nae tags again!

I am particularly fond of the Oyster Catcher picture, I spotted it when a colleague was driving and vowed to return when I could. That is the problem with a straight 18 day work cycle, getting away. Camp grub stops at eight and if you are lucky you will land in camp at 6.30 pm with a vehicle to get out somewhere. I have to say you do not need to travel far in the Shetland isles  to find favourable spots for;  pictures, quietness and peace, birding and all three combined are usual . I found the Burn of Lunklet by chance, it has a centuries used ravens nest, look closely on the top right of the picture. It was there I photographed the butter wort, one of only two carnivorous plants natural to the UK, and a hunting spider with a egg sac which I put on ispot. A great shop in Lerwick is the scrapyard shop, I bought a collins field guide to spiders of the UK and northern Europe for a quid, it was virtually brand new, and will probably end back up in a charity shop, spiders are difficult, you are lucky to identify the genera never mind the species without magnification. I have difficulty touching the pages with spiders pictures on them never mind magnifying them to see the horrors of their palps and eye structures. If I ever get to go to Australia it will be with with two doctors specialised in saving ferties, why two? one in front one behind, and I will no go to the toilet at night. The picture of Sumburgh is poignant as it is the point of most travel by air and my travel to the Shetland Isles is now to be reduced, to 5 days a month, surely even a crabbit old git like me can stand the oil and gas's  ridiculous need for performance proved by endless paperwork in a 5 day period. mmm not sure.

5 Responses to “Shetland a few pics”

  1. September 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

    the dog looks more like a wolverine

    • Ian September 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      mm, its a sheep, that looks like a dog. can you visit my site when sober?

      • October 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

        sorry i meant it looked like a half shaved badger:-)

  2. April 22, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

    • Ian April 26, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      My son is a web designer, perhaps he made yours? the path web design.

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