Pictures from Shetland trip.
Saw the Great Knot at my second attempt early morning on the beach at Holme.
Two really bad photos of Great Knot (bird at the back of flock of Knot)
Stopped off for these birds on the way back from Shetland on 5/6/2016. The King Eider was on the Ythan Estuary just north of Aberdeen and the Gull-billed Tern was at Kenneil Lagoon somewhere near Edinburgh.
A trip to Fetlar to see the breeding Red-necked Phalaropes. From mainland Shetland you need to get a ferry to Yell and then another ferry to Fetlar. I saw two Phalaropes on Loch of Funzie almost straight away, I took a few photos and went off to the hide at the Mires of Funzie expecting to see more and get better pictures. I never saw another one!! They are not always easy to see here. There were also 3 Red-throated Divers on Loch of Funzie.