Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A few more

A few more photos of the tall ships as they were leaving Lerwick on Monday






Saturday, 23 July 2011

A tourist for a day

And a good day was had by all, around the tall ships in Lerwick, I was going to go back tomorrow to see the 'parade of sail', but this has been postponed until Monday as it's too windy !






Thursday, 21 July 2011

for a laugh

what a smeg head -
video

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Nocturnal Highlights

With a bit of an easterly airflow, at last mothing is starting to look a bit interesting again,  a Double Square Spot trapped on the 6th (approx 3rd for Shetland), a Nutmeg, Magpie and Mother of Pearl on the 17th and a Bedstraw Hawk-moth and an Exile trapped last night. A week of northerlies is forecast, so that will probably be the end of it !

Bedstraw Hawk-moth


Bedstraw Hawk-moth


Magpie


Mother of Pearl


Mother of Pearl


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Some Stuff

Now that it's the middle of July, and the patch is pretty crap, so here's some stuff from the past few weeks -
Great Northern Diver - at least 4 birds are summering around the patch



Wheatear - one of a few species that have had a good breeding season this year


Wren


Silver Y


Middle-barred Minor


Large White


Rhingia campestris


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

What the f*** ?

Nothing bird wise, but whilst looking through Shetlink the other day, I found this in the classifieds section, I assume it relates to Chickens of some kind, but this being Shetland, you never know !!!