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Long Eared Owl
A peerie robin in a snowy scene.
Swans on Spiggie Loch
Swans pictured on a winter's day at Spiggie loch in the south Shetland mainland.
Shetland Puffins: (Tammie Norries)
Drawing referenced from photo taken at Sumburgh Head Shetland Islands.
Robin 'Erithacus rubecula'
Northern Fulmar (Mallie)
Before 1878, when it first bred in Shetland, the only other breeding colonies were in St Kilda, (where it has been known to breed at least since much earlier than 1697), Since then, it has undergone a astonishingly swift range expansion, most likely from an original north Icelandic population, and in the twentieth century colonised most of the cliffs around the UK, Norway, Denmark, and Northern France.
Eider Duck & Ducklings:
The common Eider duck (Somateria mollissima), a sea duck that is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia, this one was drawn from a photograph taken in the Shetland islands Scotland UK. The duck pictured is the female bird.
Puffin Taking Flight:
Atlantic Puffin, (Fratercula arctica), Coloured pencil drawing of a puffin, subject drawn from photograph taken in the Shetland Islands Scotland, the local name for a puffin here in the Shetland Isles is Tammie Norrrie.
The humble house sparrow, pictured here perched on an old earthenware jar, artwork drawn from a photo I took in my garden this past winter.
Looking Out To Sea:
Puffins (Tammie Nories)
Blackcap 'Northern Nightingale'
The bird featured is a Blackcap, male birds have a blackcap and females chestnut, it has a delightful fluting birdcall which gives it the name Northern Nightingale, This drawing was created from a photo I took in my garden in the Shetland Isles UK, The Blackcap is a summer migrant to the Shetland Isles and is generally found in Germany and Northern Europe.
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