Category Archives: Scotland

Great Black-backed Gull


Charadriiformes

Place: Port Isaac, Cornwall
Dates: 30 August 2016.




Place: Golspie, Sutherland
Dates: 19 July 2017.





[Larus marinus, Family Laridae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Great black-backed gull]

The sound of the great black-backed gull (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Stuart Fisher)

Distribution of the great black-backed gull across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

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Common Terns


Charadriiformes

Place: Fort George, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Dates: 18 July 2017.









[Sterna hirundo, Family Sternidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common tern]

The sound of the common tern (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Ross Ahmed)

Distribution of the common tern across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Orkney Puffins No.2


Charadriiformes

Place: Stanger Head, Westray, Orkney Islands
Dates: 23 July 2017.






















Place: Noup Cliffs, Westray, Orkney Islands
Dates: 23 July 2017.


[Fratercula arctica, Family Alcidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Atlantic puffin]

The sound of the puffin (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Hans Petter Kristoffersen)

Distribution of the puffin across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Orkney Puffins No.1


Charadriiformes

Place: Stanger Head, Westray, Orkney Islands
Dates: 23 July 2017.






















[Fratercula arctica, Family Alcidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Atlantic puffin]

The sound of the puffin (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Hans Petter Kristoffersen)

Distribution of the puffin across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

More Buzzards


Accipitriformes

Place: Llangybi, Monmouthshire
Dates: 20 January 2017.





Place: Near Calella de Palafrugell, Costa Brava
Dates: 18 June 2016.




Place: Durness, Sutherland, Highlands, Scotland
Dates: 25 July 2017.






[Buteo buteo, Family Accipitridae, Order Accipitriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common buzzard]

The sound of the buzzard (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Sander Bot)

Distribution of the buzzard across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Gannet in Flight


Suliformes

Place: Ferry from Gill’s Bay, Caithness, to St. Margaret’s Hope, Orkney Islands
Dates: 21 July 2017.


[Morus bassanus, Family Sulidae, Order Suliformes, Wikipedia Entry: Northern gannet]

The sound of the gannet (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist
Matthias Feuersenger)

Distribution of the gannet across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).