Category Archives: Orkneys

Orkney Fulmars


Procellariiformes

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








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


Place: Mull Head, Deerness, Orkney mainland
Dates: 24 July 2017.




[Fulmar glacialis, Family Procellariidae, Order Procellariiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Northern fulmar]

The sound of the fulmar (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Timo Janhonen)

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

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Female Stonechat


Passeriformes #2

Place: Marloes Mere, Pembrokeshire
Dates: 19 April 2017.




Place: Ring of Brodgar, Orkney mainland
Dates: 22 July 2017.





Place: Monk Haven, Pembrokeshire
Dates: 10 May 2017.



Place: Port Eynon, Gower peninsula
Dates: 14 September 2017.




[Saxicola torquata, Family Muscicapidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: African stonechat]

The sound of the stonechat (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Herman van Oosten)

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

Scottish Razorbills


Charadriiformes

Place: Bullers of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Dates: 16 July 2017.



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








[Alca torda, Family Alcidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Razorbill]

The sound of the razorbill (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Jens Kirkeby)

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

Rock Pipit


Passeriformes #2

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






[Anthus petrosus, Family Motacillidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Eurasian rock pipit]

The sound of the rock pipit (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Herman van Oosten)

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

Common Gull


Charadriiformes

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









Place: Lamb Holm, Orkney Mainland
Dates: 21 July 2017.



Place: Marwick Head, Orkney Mainland
Dates: 21 July 2017.


[Larus canus, Family Laridae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common gull]

The sound of the common gull (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Niels Krabbe)

Distribution of the common gull 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).