20th September 2018
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Fetlar’s red-necked phalarope on danger list

Fetlar’s red-necked phalarope on danger list

27/03/2009, by in

Author and journalist Charlie Elder visited Shetland in search of an endangered British bird as part of a quest to see our most threatened species, described in his newly-published book While Flocks Last. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK, Mr Elder spent a year attempting to track down Bri... Read more...

Unusual house guest goes visiting in Papa

Unusual house guest goes visiting in Papa

14/11/2008, by in

A PAPA Stour resident got a surprise at the weekend when an owl flew into his porch.Oliver Tait, of Northouse, Papa Stour, saw a bird flying around his garden on Saturday morning. Thinking it was an Arctic Skua, he paid it little attention, until the bird flew towards the house and in through the ... Read more...

Birds come to isles in droves

Birds come to isles in droves

15/08/2008, by in

By RYAN TAYLORHUNGRY birds that thrive in wooded areas have been flying to Shetland in search of food.Record numbers of the two-barred crossbills started arriving from as far off as Russia in the last three weeks.Having first made an appearance in Fair Isle, they have since gained strength in... Read more...

Fetlar phalarope photo wins award

Fetlar phalarope photo wins award

25/07/2008, by in

A PHOTOGRAPH of a rare red-necked phalarope taken in Fetlar has won the Rural Gateway website photo competition.It was taken at the Loch of Funzie by Richard Chew who, knowing that the bird would approach him if he was still and quiet, waited patiently for one to appear.There are only between 20... Read more...

Seabirds are still struggling to breed

Seabirds are still struggling to breed

18/07/2008, by in

By MIRIAM BRETTSEABIRDS such as guillemots and kittiwakes are struggling to breed again this year at places like Sumburgh Head, according to the RSPB.The conservation charity said early reports of the breeding performance of these important species indicated that they were having another poor ye... Read more...