Red Necked Phalarope, Loch Funzie, Fetlar, Shetland

This is a set of images I took on Shetland on Loch Funzie which is on Fetlar. Fetlar is  famous as one of the most important breeding sites for the Red Necked Phalarope. The Loch of Funzie (pronounced Finnie) is the most important breeding ground for this species in the UK.

This is a really special bird and Funzie of the best place in the UK to see them. They will come very close to the bank as they feed. If you keep very still they will come within a meter or so.

These pictures were taken in 2009 and have not been posted before, I hope you like looking at them. The red necked phalarope one of our rarest breeding birds but also one of our most beautiful.

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Ron McCombe

I am a full time wildlife photographer living in the Scottish Borders. I do most of my photography in Scotland in the Highlands and Islands as well as the Scottish Borders. I also travel to Northern Scandinavia, North America, Canada and South Africa to photograph birds and mammals. I organize workshops and deliver illustrated talks on birds and wildlife. My work has been featured in many magazines and publication and I have written just one book so far entitled “Wildlife through my Viewfinder” which is a collection of photographs and the stories behind them. I hope you enjoy this blog and website. I will try to update it as often as possible. I have recently started a newsletter, if you would like to receive it please sign up using the button on the front page of my website

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