Friday, 3 July 2009

Unst: the friendly isle

Just back from two days of photography and sound recording on Unst. The calm conditions made recording an absolute joy and the moorland sounds by day and marsh sounds at night (if there is such a thing at this time of year) were awesome. Highlight was a male Spotted Crake which 'sang' is 'whipping' song for an hour around midnight.

Spotted Crake by Hugh Harrop:

Shetland Moorland Bird Sounds by Hugh Harrop:

Shetland Marsh Bird Sounds by Hugh Harrop:

A few pix including a crab-eating Otter and some very confiding Common Crossbills which currently seem to be invading in good numbers.