Sunday, 27 December 2015

Mourning Dove - a first for Shetland

Shetland's first and Britain's fifth-ever Mourning Dove in Lerwick today. Pic by Hugh.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Full Moon

The Christmas Moon rising to the east of us here in Shetland. The first Full Moon Christmas since 1977. 

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

A drake King Eider photographed by Hugh on one of our Arctic Norway pho-tours. Merry Christmas from all of us here at Shetland Wildlife


Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Winter Solstice

Beautiful Winter Solstice sunset over the Atlantic Ocean at Scatness this afternoon. 

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Rough-legged Buzzard

Brilliant views of the Rough-legged Buzzard at Sullom this morning being 'buzzed' by a Hooded Crow.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Water Rail

Water Rails are usually very secretive and more often heard than seen. However, this individual at Loch of Spiggie gave amazing views!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Rufous Turtle Dove

Rufous Turtle Dove at Scalloway. Such a special bird - the 13th record for Britain and the second for Shetland. Well done to Jim and Liz Watt for discovering it in their Scalloway garden on 25 November and for the lovely welcome they have given everybody.