Monday, 31 May 2010

A trip to Mousa

Had a great trip out to the Isle of Mousa today; famous for it's well preserved Broch, but also it's bird life. There was a mild swell on as we went out on the ferry from Aithsvoe near Voxter, but the sun was shining and the birds were feeding.

Puffin


Guillemot


Razorbill


Gannet


There were also the usual gulls and fulmars, but on a rolling pitching boat I was doing my best to get these birds. There was also a little lens envy going on too, the size of some of them LOL!

Here's the Broch



complete with a poor squashed thing on the top step


And a nearby 'cool house'? I'm guessing not a mill, as there's no flow to speak of in the little burn. There's something else in that picture too that we'll see later. Can you spot it?


Here's the north-east side of the island


For me the birds were the best bit though...

Great Skua or Bonxie







Artic Skua



Shag




Eider



But topping the lot for me are the Arctic Terns, so graceful and beautiful yet deadly






All finished of with a yummy chinese at Baroc, Lerwick.

Work tomorrow...

2 comments:

  1. Your one for the birds now you are an island man

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  2. Whoa, fantastic pics as always :-)

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