Sunday, 5 October 2014

Shetlands May/June & September, 2009

Doreen and myself spent 2 months on the Shetlands, a month from mid-May to mid-June,2009 where we spent 3 weeks in a croft at Virkie and 1 week staying with our good friends Edwin & Marina on Out Skerries and a month in September, 2009 again spending 3 weeks at Virkie and 1 week at Norwick on Unst. I also twitched the Sandhill Crane on South Orkney in September, going over on the evening ferry and returning the following evening on the ferry.

Shetland Wren on Sumburgh Head

Woodchat at Skaw,Unst

Wood Warbler at Geosetter

Wigeon at Virkie

Whoopers at Toab

Wheatear at Scatness

Twite at Sumburgh

Swallow at Virkie

Subalpine Warbler (montolii race with its wren like call) at Scatness

Spotted Flycatcher at Swinings

Common Snipe

Skylark on Unst

Siskin at Toab

Shags at Gletness

Sandhill Crane on Southern Mainland, Orkney

Sanderling at Virkie

Rock Doves on Out Skerries

Redshank on Virkie

Ringed Plover on Out Skerries

Red Throated Diver at Northdale Bay,Unst


Red Breasted Mergansers

Puffins on Sumburgh Head

Pied Flycatchers at Gletness

Oystercatchers on Out Skerries

Merlin on Sumburgh Head

Mealy Redpolls at Virkie

Redpoll sp. (probably NW race) at Swinings

Meadow Pipit at Virkie

Lesser Scaup on Loch Benson

Adult Laughing Gull in the Toab area

Lapwing at Sumburgh

Kittiwake at Scatness

Icterine Warbler at Scatness

Grey Heron at Swinings

Iceland Gull near Toab

House Martin at Virkie

Hooded Crow at Baltasound, Unst.

Guillemots at Sumburgh Head

Great Reed Warbler on Out Skerries

Greenshank on Unst

Golden Plover at Swinings

Great Northern Diver near Virkie

Garden Warbler on Unst

Gannet at Virkie

Fulmars on Out Skerries

Eiders on Virkie

Dunlin at Virkie

Curlews at Sumburgh

Crossbill at Hoswick

Common Gulls at Virkie

Bonxie on Out Skerries

Bluethroat at Toab

Black Guillemot on Out Skerries

Barred Warbler at Northdale, Unst

Bar Tailed Godwit at Virkie

Arctic Skuas near Virkie

Arctic Warbler at Scalloway

Arctic Terns

Adult Lesser Golden Plover on Orkney

No comments:

Post a Comment