Thursday, 11 August 2011

Orkney - 8th-11th July 2011.

A few more images.

Above : Whooper Swan. Below : Twite - Orkney, Scotland, 11th July 2011.

Above & Below: Two of several Short-eared Owls seen. Hen Harrier sightings numbered the mid-teens.

Above: Marsh Harrier, The Shunan, Orkney, 11th July 2011. The furthest north I have personally seen one in the UK.

Above: A distant Osprey with fish, The Shunan, Orkney, 9th July 2011. Again, the furthest north I have seen one in the UK.

Above: Guillemot with chick. Below Black Guillemot, Orkney July 2011.

A summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe was also seen on a Loch and it was nice to see 'islandica' Black-tailed Godwit on breeding territory. A second pod of Orca was watched distantly from Stromness Golf Course on 11th July.