Fair Isle is an island of birds, although there are some people there too. This summer when we were there, the island appeared to be guarded by this lonely sentinel. It's a solitary Whooper Swan, and I don't know what it was waiting for.
We stayed at the Auld Haa Guesthouse and could not have had a better time. Thanks to Tommy, Liz and Henry. This is a link to Tommy's Fair Isle blog. Can it be possible that there are more bird-watchers than birds? More of my own Shetland and Fair Isle photos are here.