Monday 14 May 2012

Spring is my favorite month,  travelling north to Shetland from England you can benefit from having two Springs. Shetland is still in Spring mode even in early June with plenty of primroses in flower beside the road and on banks.

Lambs are still being born even at this late stage. Sheep are a very important source of food and income and the last figures produced show that 283, 659 sheep could be found in 2010, but only 21,500 people on all the Shetland islands.

Birds are in full song and in breeding plumage and with the lack of tree cover in Shetland small birds are sometimes easier to see, saying that i came across a sub-alpine warbler a few years ago that disappeared into a rubbarb patch never to be seen a again.

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