Sunday, October 22, 2023

Whales & Little Birds

Minke Whales

There were as many as 40 Minke Whale, 60 Dolphin & one Humpback Whale seen from Fair Isle for about a week in a feeding frenzy. Sometimes I could see them from my house or garden. Sometimes they were very close to shore. Sometimes the Whales were quite distant and binoculars really helped get a better view. Still, it is always an amazing sight to see a Whale. I found Minke Whales much harder to photograph than Killer or Humpback Whales, Minke Whales are much faster with smaller fins and a less obvious spout or spray to alert you to their presence. These are a few photos I got while the Whales were close to shore.

Minke Whale

Minke Whale Fin

Minke Wha

& Little Birds



Willow Warbler


Yellow Browed Warbler

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Birds & Puppies

Feeding a lone Waxwing
No big invasion this year.

Bohemian Waxwing at the Auld Haa

Auld Haa House

Ash & her Puppies
So Sweet!

Sweet Babies 💓

Border Collie Puppies at Koolin / Springfield

Koolin & Springfield

Old Life Boat Shed

Fair Isle's South Lighthouse 

A good day for wash at Taft

Great Grey Shike eating a Snow Bunting - Auld Haa Garden

Lower Leogh

View from my front door at the Auld Haa


Fair Isle Turkey? "Snipe"

South Harbour

When the nights come early.
Enjoy the Nightlife. x

Sunday, May 29, 2022

I Sea Magic - Fair Isle

Magic happens when you become aware enough to look at the world around you.
It just so happens, I choose live in the magical World of Fair Isle.

Free Bird

Where the Puffins are.
Nature Photographer at Sunset

The wind has my hackles up.

The Rare "Serin" on my Patio.
New Fair Isle Birdwatching Tick!


Shetland as seen on the Horizon from the North Lighthouse Foghorn.

North Lighthouse & a Huge Wave

An Eirie Face in the Clouds

A Couple of Sweet Faces

Razorbills pairing up & courting

Razorbill Breeding Season
How do they do that sexual position? 
On top and from behind at the same time while on a cliff edge?

Very Carefully!

Puffin with nesting material.

Such the Romantic
Atlantic Puffin

Oystercatchers overlooking the North Lighthouse and a passing Good Shepherd Ferry.

This couple is attached at the hip.

Jimmys Rams

The Fair Islander

Learning to Fly

Great Teachers if you want to learn how to Fly.

What that under the Water!
Orca! Killer Whales!

Orca!  Killer Whale!

Orca!  Killer Whale!

 Killer Whale nosing the edges looking for the unsuspecting Seal.

In a larger context... Orca!  Killer Whale!

Fair Isle's Stacks of Schoo & Kirk Stack are covered in breeding Gannets with a tiny Killer Whale hunting Seals in the bottom left corner in this photo.

Spouting off!
Orca!  Killer Whale!

Sunny Day in the South Harbour
Crow Stack a Tripod Arch Rock Formation.

Still just a Lamb

Enjoy the Magic where ever you are. x