Category Archives: Shetlands

Shetland Arctic Terns, Part 2

Charadriiformes

Place: Mousa, Shetland Islands
Date: 11 June 2018.





Place: Shetland Mainland between Voxter and Brae
Date: 12 June 2018.




Place: Muckle Roe, Shetland Mainland
Date: 12 June 2018.





Place: Norwick, Unst, Shetland Islands
Date: 15 June 2018.



Place: Skaw, Unst, Shetland Islands
Date: 15 June 2018.


Place: Sands of Sound, Lerwick, Shetland Mainland
Date: 17 June 2018.





[Sterna paradisaea, Family Laridae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Arctic tern]

The sound of the Arctic tern (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Niels Krabbe)

Distribution of the Arctic tern across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

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Shetland Arctic Terns, Part 1

Charadriiformes

Place: St. Ninian’s Isle, Shetland Mainland
Date: 9 June 2018.




Place: Spiggie Beach, Shetland Mainland
Date: 9 June 2018.









Place: Bressay, Shetland Islands
Date: 10 June 2018.







Place: Noss, Shetland Islands
Date: 10 June 2018.



[Sterna paradisaea, Family Laridae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Arctic tern]

The sound of the Arctic tern (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Niels Krabbe)

Distribution of the Arctic tern across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Various Skylark

Passeriformes #1

Place: North Pond, Skokholm
Date: 1 May 2018.



Place: Gower Peninsula near Arthur’s Stone
Date: 10 May 2018.





Place: Hermaness, Unst, Shetland Islands
Date: 16 June 2018.


[Alauda arvensis, Family Alaudidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Eurasian skylark]

The sound of the skylark (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the skylark across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Various Snipes

Charadriiformes

Place: RSPB Marshside, near Southport, Merseyside
Date: 25 February 2018.








Place: Bousta, Sandness, Shetland Mainland
Date: 13 June 2018.





Place: Hagdale Horse Mill, Unst, Shetland Islands
Date: 16 June 2018.


[Gallinago gallinago, Family Scolopacidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common snipe]

The sound of the snipe (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the snipe across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Black Guillemot

Charadriiformes

Place: St. Ninian’s Isle, Shetland Mainland
Date: 9 June 2018.




Place: Bressay, Shetland Islands
Date: 10 June 2018.


Place: Noss, Shetland Islands
Date: 10 June 2018.









Place: Mousa, Shetland Islands
Date: 11 June 2018.









[Cepphus grylle, Family Alcidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Black guillemot]

The sound of the black guillemot (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Hugh Harrop)

Distribution of the black guillemot across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Red-throated Diver

Gaviiformes

Place: St. Ninian’s Isle, Shetland Mainland
Date: 9 June 2018.






Place: Bressay, Shetland Islands
Date: 10 June 2018.













Place: Mousa, Shetland Islands
Date: 11 June 2018.








[Gavia stellata, Family Gaviidae, Order Gaviiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Red-throated loon]

The sound of the red-throated diver (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the red-throated diver across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Fulmar in Flight

Procellariiformes

Place: Noss, Shetland Islands
Date: 17 June 2018.




[Fulmar glacialis, Family Procellariidae, Order Procellariiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Northern fulmar]

The sound of the fulmar (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Timo Janhonen)

Distribution of the fulmar across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).