A recent week long stay in Shetland has allowed some fantastic views of a number of native birds.  Visits to Sumburgh Head, Unst and Fetlar gave good views of many sea birds including a large colony of puffins at Sumburgh and circa 50,000+ Gannets at Hermaness National Nature Reserve in the north of Unst.   Another spectacular experience was about trip around the gannet colony on Noss.  The Bonxies at Hemaness  and on the ferry gave great views.

One Response to “Birding In Shetland”

  1. August 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Ah you discover the excellence of Shetland, great landscapes with the light changing every 20 mins, and great birds. I never realised Bonxies had webbed feet till your photo shows them, you always consider them as flying bandits not swimmers. tks for posting Neil great pics as ever, flying puffins special to, as is the one running off the water with the circular trail of water droplets coming off one foot.

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