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Rare birds have turned up on all the islands but the best areas are in the central and south mainland where the vegetation is generally better developed.

Delting Dolphins Swimming Club. Migrant passerines may turn up anywhere in the 'west side' as there are no particular hot spots except for Dale of Walls and the Weisdale valley which encompasses the large in Shetland terms Kergord plantations. The colony of at least 50, pairs of Puffins is scattered over several miles of boulder screes and heavily grazed steep slopes along the west cliffs of the reserve.

Access to the reserve is unrestricted and the Fetlar warden is also responsible for this reserve. Hermaness National Nature Reserve, situated at the north-west tip of Unst comprises hectares of moorland and cliffs rising up to metres.

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Keep disturbance of birds, both migratory and breeding, to an absolute minimum. Uyea Situated near the tip of North Mainland in the shadow of Ronas Hill Shetland's highest hill at mthe Isle of Uyea supports a colony of around pairs of Puffins nesting in burrows on the top of the isle and in cracks in the cliffs.

The village stages its own Up Helly Aa. As with Foula the Island can also be day-tripped by flying. The island is only open for visitors between mid-May and the end of August but this is very weather dependant. Dolphin species x3 Newbiggin-by-the-sea, Northumberland by Julie Rana.

Photo right - Bonelli's Warbler at Sumburgh Lighthouse in - photo Dennis Coutts Whalsay and Out Skerries These, the two most easterly island groups in Shetland are small, comprising only acres with a lack of extensive cliffs, but they are very attractive to migrants in both spring and autumn.

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Fortunately the islanders are very friendly and tolerant of birders walking across their fields and peering into their gardens. Red-necked Phalarope at the Loch of Funzie - photo Bill Jackson Yell Almost completely covered in peat and heather, Yell is quite different from the other northerly islands.

On the east side of Noss there are large seabird cliffs made up of eroded horizontal sandstone, which support 38, Guillemots, 10, pairs of Kittiwakes, 6, pairs of Fulmars, 5, pairs of Gannets, along with Puffins, Black Guillemots and Razorbills.

Access to the trees is largely unrestricted, except around the main garden. Photographs are copyright of the named photographer and may not be used for any other purpose without their permission. They breed around the grassy cliff tops, and in cracks in the high cliffs of the isle, especially around the Noup of Noss the highest point.

Most of the large coloured part of the Puffin's bill the bright bluish and yellow areas closest to the head is simply a decorative sheath and is shed during the winter, to be regrown each spring at the start of the breeding season.

A small colony of Manx Shearwaters also breed on the island and can be seen in Tresta bay in evenings during the summer.

In recent years Pechora Pipit has become almost an annual autumn visitor with other recent rarities including Upland Sandpiper and Lesser Grey Shrike. Hermaness National Nature Reserve, situated at the north-west tip of Unst comprises hectares of moorland and cliffs rising up to metres.

Archived from the original on 29 July How to get there A ferry service leaves Fair Isle for Grutness at Sumburgh twice per week and also from Lerwick once per week in the summer, and British Airways Express operate at least 5 flights per week to the isle from Tingwall airstrip near Lerwick.

Etymology[ edit ] Brae is the Lowland Scots word for the slope or brow of a hill. It is located at the northern end of Busta Voeon the narrow isthmus that joins Northmavine to the rest of the Mainland.

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White-beaked dolphin x3 Cresswell, Northumberland by Martin Kitching. The plantations encompass 8 or 9 acres in small groups of trees and are one of the main birdwatching sites. Sadly the owls are no longer resident on the island and the only recent sightings have been of a male caught aboard a fishing boat and released there in Numerous small gardens and crops provide the only vegetative cover on the islands with access to them largely unrestricted.

Continue to the fascinating Croft House Museum to learn about 19th century life on the island. Return to Lerwick for an afternoon at leisure.

Sadly the owls are no longer resident on the island and the only recent sightings have been of a male caught aboard a fishing boat and released there in The island is roughly three miles long by one mile wide and its cliffs, rising to over feet in places, are home to large colonies of seabirds.

The many dry stone walls, sheltered cliffs, ditches and crops can all provide shelter for migrants however, and both visiting birdwatchers and the observatory staff search the entire island during both migration periods.

Toponymie. Dans la littérature irlandaise ancienne, les Shetland sont connues sous le terme de «Inse Catt», pouvant être traduit littéralement par «îles aux Chats».C'est le principal terme attesté avant l'arrivée des populations nordiques. Shetland Bird Club. Where to Watch Birds in Shetland.

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