Saturday, 8 April 2017


A great start to our spring season with 6 Orcas off Sumburgh Head this afternoon. Here's one of them. Thanks to Gina Rathbone for the call and this great pic.

Thursday, 9 February 2017


Video of the long-staying North American Killdeer at Sandwick.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Eshaness Rainbow

Rainbow over Eshaness cliffs this afternoon. Our two Up Helly Aa groups spent the day in the beautiful north Mainland under sunny skies. Combined highlights included four Otters (including a mother and cub), several snowy-white Mountain Hares, north American Green-winged Teal, Merlin, displaying Red Grouse, Glaucous Gull and several Slavonian Grebes. Looking forward to Up Helly Aa tomorrow! More on our series of award-winning wildlife and photography holidays / day tours here.

Monday, 2 January 2017


Drake Long-tailed Duck (known as 'Calloos' here in Shetland) displaying in Bressay Sound. Special birds.