Category Archives: Scotland

House Martin Building a Nest


Passeriformes #1

Place: Gill’s Bay, Caithness, Highlands
Dates: 21 July 2017.







[Delichon urbicum, Family Hirundinidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common house martin]

The sound of the house martin (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

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

Great Skua


Charadriiformes

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





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


Place: Mull Head, Deerness, Orkney Mainland
Dates: 23 July 2017.







Place: RSPB Hobbister, Orkney Mainland
Dates: 23 July 2017.


[Stercorarius skua, Family Stercorariidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Great skua]

The sound of the great skua (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Dougie Preston)

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

Black Guillemot


Charadriiformes

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





[Cepphus grylle, Family Alcidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Black guillemot]

The sound of the black guillemot (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Hugh Harrop)

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