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 isĀ  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.


  1. Dorothy says:

    Hi Again
    Yes what a lovely colour this Bird is.

    Thank you for sharing
    All the best to you both

  2. Mike says:

    Really nice pictures – hope to see these for myself this year.

  3. Ron McCombe says:

    HI Mike

    Many thanks for your comments, they much appreciated


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