Lots of Kingfisher Post Activity!

The kingfisher post at Yew View is an example of how, if you monitor one good spot for over a year, it can provide an incredible number of different species. This post has… Continue reading

An idyllic trip to Herm

Herm was not a holiday destination I had ever considered… in fact, although I knew it was one of the Channel Islands, I was not sure where it was in relation to other,… Continue reading

Suckling badgers and Kingfisher close-ups

It’s been pretty busy this week! I got back from Shetland late on Sunday night, after a truly spectacular week, then straight into school on Monday and Tuesday, then off to Yew View.… Continue reading

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

Orca, Eider and Shetland Wren: Ultimate Shetland Day 2

It has been a pretty incredible day! When I returned to Shetland, I had hoped that the orca may make a reappearance. They appeared on the shores less than a month after I… 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