that first glimpse is always a knee trembler...get innnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!
Groucho is all smiles the mega Scandinavian hot totti is whapped in style, what a bird.
The first tick I've had since that other Shetland beauty the Sibe Ruby, what a place just a shame it's a proverbial pain in the rectum to get to and from.
Missing out on a plane ride (£600+) I joined the 'B team' of Big Al, Groucho and Shetland virgin Robbo for the twitch. It was a drive to Aberdeen, over night ferry to Lerwick then two full days on Shetland cos we got stranded when the ferry didn't sail due to the force 10 winds. One nights hire of a self catering house (one free evening meal care of the last occupants, cheers) two days car hire and fuel. Then back on the ferry, pay the jock car park fee and home. Guess how much excluding food and beer (lots)...£153 that's value, sorted as we say in Manchester (and Cheshire).
Some videos to give one a flavour of how well it showed...
Having an unexpected extra day on mainland Shetland gave us the chance to show Robbo some famous birding places and see a few goodies to boot...like the 1st winter Ring-billed Gull at Scalloway