SHETLAND SUMMER BIRDING

Sat 28th May - Sat 4th June 2022

A fabulous tour to Shetland where the weather pretty much stayed kind to us during the week and we experienced the wide variety of wildlife that Shetland has to offer.

Highlights from our tour included EUROPEAN STORM PETRELS flying around us at Mousa Broch at midnight! Other goodies included MINKE WHALE, ATLANTIC PUFFINS, ARCTIC TERNS, NORTHERN GANNETS at incredibly close range, RED-THROATED & COMMON LOONS, LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON SCOTER, GREATER SCAUP, PARASITIC JAEGERS & GREAT SKUAS, RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, EUROPEAN OTTER, BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL, SANDERLING and DUNLIN in breeding plumage, ICTERINE WARBLER, ROSY STARLING and SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS.

Shetland is also well known for its diverse range of plants including EDMONSTON’S CHICKWEED (which grows nowhere else on earth!), FROG, EARLY PURPLE, HEATH-SPOTTED & NORTHERN MARSH ORCHIDS, OYSTERPLANT, NORTHERN ROCK CRESS, MOSS CAMPION and MOUNTAIN EVERLASTING amongst others.

Fabulous scenery was plentiful and this was all enjoyed with a lovely group of clients.

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