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!


  1. Excellent shots! I'm a birder from Manchester and am heading up with my camera towards the end of next month, could you give a confused southerner any advice birding-wise? Its my first time up that far north!
    Many thanks,

  2. Cheers Joe... There are many ways to keep up to date with the wildlife sightings in Shetland! (web; Nature Shetland) or (Facebook; Shetland Wildlife/Nature Shetland pages). These Facebook pages regularly post up to date sightings of Orcas too!

    A trip to Fetlar for the Phals, and a trip to Moussa for the Petrels is surely a must for a first time visit though! As is Sumburgh Head for the customary Puffin photos!

    Good luck mate, and hope the weathers kind!