Monday, 9 November 2009

Eshaness Landscapes & Snow Bunts

Spent the morning at Eshaness searching for two Tundra Bean Geese which were found yesterday by Mark & Roger T. The birds were very vocal by all accounts, so in the hope of getting some sound recordings, I headed north at first light. A few hours of searching proved fruitless but some amazing light offered spectacular landscape photography opportunities - especially over 'The Drongs':









On the way home I checked one of the sites we are baiting seed to attract Snow Buntings for our winter pho-tours with Shetland Wildlife. After a month of seeding and no birds at all, a superb flock of 50+ birds are now present. If the birds stay, we'll start 'landscaping' in the next few days and get some nice rocks in there for perch shots. Oh, and we'll pray for some snow...



3 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Hugh,
Beautiful set of images again. I wonder if I will get some nice snow bunting shots like yours this year!

Hugh Harrop said...

Hi Chris - well Iceland is certainly better for Snow Bunting photography than Shetland ever will be so you have no excuses!

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

Those shots of 'The Drongs' are stunning. I love the first one.