Category Archive: Shetland 2017

Eshaness and Incredible Bushnell Otters: Ultimate Shetland Day 6

Our final day and we had a more leisurely start after a long day and a late night. We headed up to a coastal site on the North mainland to see the rare… Continue reading

Fabulous Fetlar Phalaropes: Ultimate Shetland Day 4

The day dawned bright, sunny and breezy as we loaded up the minibus, ready for our trip over to Fetlar.¬†Fetlar lies South of Unst and to the East of Yell, and together the… Continue reading

Seabird Spectacular, Gannet Frenzy & Mousa Storm petrels: Ultimate Shetland Day 5

Our time on Unst was coming to an end, but we had one more site to visit before we left and headed back down south. This was a visit to Keen of Hamar.… Continue reading

Pilot Whales, Bonxies and Soaring Gannets: Ultimate Shetland Day 3

We left early, heading north to the island of Unst that would be our home for the next few days. On route, the great Shetland cetacean grapevine informed us that some pilot whales… Continue reading

Flying Puffins, Arctic Skua & Dabbling Eider: Ultimate Shetland Day 1

The heatwave on the mainland has not quite made its way up to Shetland yet! We headed to Sumburgh Head in our fleeces, outdoor coats and hats with a keen wind. Once again,… Continue reading

Puffins and hovering wheatear….

Our clients for the Ultimate Shetland Tour with Shetland Wildlife arrive of their tour on Saturday so Paula and I wanted to make the most of the last day we had together before… Continue reading

A visit to the wonderful Skeld Primary School, in Shetland

I am back up in Shetland again, to run a wildlife tour with Hugh Harrop of Shetland Wildlife. I have come up a few days early to spend some time with friends, Paula… Continue reading