Puffins and hovering wheatear….

Our clients for the Ultimate Shetland Tour with Shetland Wildlife arrive of their tour on Saturday so Paula and I wanted to make the most of the last day we had together before I headed to Sumburgh Hotel to start the week with our guests.

The weather was looking pretty good and with clearing skies and sunshine we headed up to a spot on the headland that I have placed Bushnells before. A family of otters use this part of the headland quite a lot and I wanted to get a couple of Bushnells there and leave them for the week to see what we could capture… so fingers crossed!

The coastline is so lovely up here and I am always in awe of the immense space and skies there are in Shetland!


We headed up towards Sumburgh, stopping on the way to look at the views…


and have our lunch on the beach!

Sumburgh Head is a must when on Shetland. Not only is it a stunning location, with  great and informative Visitors’ Centre but it is also a great place to see a variety of birds. The puffins are  most people’s favourite and I managed a few shots as they popped in and out of the burrows. I think they are either on eggs at the moment or feeding newly hatched chicks.