Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Very 'Tystie'

The local Black Guillemot's (or 'Tystie's) were performing very well this morning!  Constantly calling and chasing each other among the rocks of South Yell...  Also seen this morning was a migrating imm Glaucous Gull heading North, and a few Wheatears including a singing male!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Owl's part 2

The 'Shetland Catch' could only produce 10 Iceland Gulls this morning, with no hint of a Kumlien's never mind a Thayer's!!!, but the 2 Long-eared Owls once again made up for it by posing well!  A Merlin flying low over my garden was a welcome sight on my return home too!

Thursday, 5 April 2012


Cleans up rather well!....  This Glaucous Gull is the same bird as in the previous post (honest....), but looking a bit nicer today!

Also seen today; 2nd Winter Iceland Gull at Burravoe, and a calling GN Diver on the East coast of Yell.  The only sign of Spring in Burravoe today has been the first local LBB Gull of the year!

2nd Winter Glaucous Gull

2nd Winter Glaucous Gull

Sunday, 1 April 2012

"There's been a murder"

Well I'm presuming the 'ex-Herring Gull' didn't die of natural causes!  Either way this Glaucous Gull on Yell seemed to appreciate the meal...