Monday, 29 December 2014

American Wigeon

Nice views of the drake American Wigeon in the West Mainland for our group today.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Black Redstart

Two Black Redstarts were still at Sandwick today. Here's one of them photographed by Hugh this afternoon.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Waxing Crescent Moon

A lovely waxing crescent moon above us here in Shetland tonight. Pic by Hugh Harrop /

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Displaying Teal

Lovely crisp Christmas Eve weather here in Shetland today. Just back from photographing displaying drake Teals. What an amazing experience!  Pic by Hugh Harrop /

Monday, 22 December 2014

Kumlien's Gull

We found this juvenile Kumlien's-type Gull at Scatness this morning. Always subjective, but it ticks a lot of boxes.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

St. Ninian's Isle

Beautiful low winter light at St. Ninian's Isle today. Pic by Hugh Harrop /

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Iceland Gull

Spent some time photographing two Iceland Gulls at Scatness - in freezing cold 50 mph winds! Here's one them...

Pic by Hugh Harrop /

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Iceland & Glaucous Gulls

Juvenile Iceland Gull (left) and juvenile Glaucous Gull (right) side-by-side in snowy Lerwick Harbour yesterday. We were photographing the Glaucous and the Iceland came and landed right next to it. Bonus!

Pic by Hugh Harrop /

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Winter Sky

Sumburgh Head and skeins of geese beneath a beautiful winter sky. Pic by Hugh Harrop /

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Tundra Bean Geese

Great views of five Tundra Bean Geese at Veensgarth today. Here's three of them photographed by Hugh with the new and impressive Canon 7D mark II.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Glaucous Gull

A juvenile Glaucous Gull photographed in Lerwick Harbour today. Pic by Hugh Harrop /