Spend an atmospheric night on a remote Shetland isle listening to seabirds

Join naturalist James Fair as he experiences the extraordinary life a storm petrel colony in an Iron-Age fort on Mousa in Shetland.

Water and island

In episode 10, Naturalist James Fair heads to the island of Mousa to experience an eerie and wonderful wildlife encounter: life inside a colony of storm petrels .

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The remoteness of Mousa Islands in the Shetlands makes it a haven for birdlife/Credit: Getty Images

These sparrow-sized seabirds nest among the stones of an Iron Age fortress and await the return of their mate each evening after a day’s fishing. James also speaks to local boatman and wildlife expert Rodney Smith of the Mousa Boat.