Tag Archives: seabirds

Eun a’ Chinn Duibh air a bheil ‘Ceann-fionn’ / The Black-headed ‘White Head’ Bird

Carson a tha na Gàidheil a’ gabhail ‘ceann-fionn’ air eun le ceann dubh? Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ feuchainn ris an gnothach a shoilleireachadh. / Why do Scotland’s Gaels call penguins ‘white-heads’, despite their being black-headed? Roddy Maclean investigates a nomenclatural … Continue reading

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The seabirds of Hermaness

In today’s guest blog, former warden Mike Pennington reflects on a long association with Hermaness National Nature Reserve, the changes he has observed over the years and the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on this special place. I first came … Continue reading

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All systems go for residents of Noss NNR

Craig Nisbet is the Reserve Manager at our Noss National Nature Reserve. It is one of two Shetland reserves we have and a haven for all sorts of seabirds (and much more besides).  Here Craig gives us the first of … Continue reading

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An adventure to Noss

There are few National Nature Reserves in Scotland that present as much of a challenge to visit as Noss NNR. The rewards however are a sense of achievement and satisfaction in what you discover. This is clearly reflected in some … Continue reading

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