Sunday, 7 June 2015


While Dunlin are reasonably a common breeding wader its always nice to see them close up and especially when there is some interaction between birds. The following photographed at Boddam a few days ago.

We headed north on Friday and although we had very mixed weather we did see a good few things starting with an Otter at Toft, unfortunately a short view as it appeared just as we boarded the ferry
Herring Gull at Boddam

On Unst the weather closed in but broke around lunch time. Swallow appeared at Haroldswick, Baltasound and Skaw. Also at Skaw a female Red Backed Shrike, chiff chaff, Whitethroat and Pied Wagtails(2). Back at Uyeasound 6 whooper swan fed on a near by loch.
Common Gull Grutness

More migrants arriving this weekend with King Eider in Unst, White Billed Diver at Eashaness and several Greenish and Icterine Warblers, Red back Shrike and several Red Admiral. Unlucky for us a Pod of killer Whales moved passed Lerwick on Saturday evening heading north and feeding on seals but we were down at Sumburgh at the time too far to head back.