Category Archives: Shetlands

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).

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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).

Shetland Common Gull

Charadriiformes

Place: Grufness, Shetland Mainland
Date: 9 June 2018.




Place: Braewick Cafe, Shetland Mainland
Date: 12 June 2018.



[Larus canus, Family Laridae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common gull]

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

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

Sanderling

Charadriiformes

Place: Minn Beach, Shetland Mainland
Date: 13 June 2018.












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








[Calidris alba, Family Scolopacidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Sanderling]

The sound of the sanderling (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Paul Driver)

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

Great Skua Showing Displacement Behaviour

Charadriiformes

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

Having failed to frighten me away from its nesting area, this great skua has chosen instead to try and vent its aggression on a poor lamb and its mother.




[Stercorarius skua, Family Stercorariidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Great skua]

The sound of the great skua (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Dougie Preston)

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