Category Archives: Orkneys

Various Stonechats

Passeriformes #2

Place: Boscastle, Cornwall
Date: 26 August 2016.



Place: Tintagel, Cornwall
Date: 29 August 2016.


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


Place: Birling Gap, East Sussex
Date: 22 March 2017.


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


Place: RSPB Hobbister, Orkney mainland
Date: 24 July 2017.




Place: Port Eynon, Gower
Date: 14 September 2017.



Place: Newport Beach, Pembrokeshire
Date: 1 April 2018.


Place: Mwnt, near Aberteifi, Ceredigion
Date: 3 April 2018.


[Saxicola torquata, Family Muscicapidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: European 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).

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Orkney Gannets

Suliformes

Place: Noup Cliffs, Westray, Orkney Islands
Date: 23 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).

A Multitude of Oystercatchers

Charadriiformes

Place: Orkney mainland near RSPB Marwick Head, Scotland
Date: 21 July 2017.





[Haematopus ostralegus, Family Haematopodidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Eurasian oystercatcher]

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

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

Orkney Eider Ducks

Anseriformes

Place: Aikerness Beach, Orkney mainland
Date: 22 July 2017.












Place: Marwick Head, Orkney mainland
Date: 21 July 2017.



[Somateria mollissima, Family Anatidae, Order Anseriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common eider]

The sound of the eider (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Ruud van Beusekom)

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

Arctic Tern in Flight

Charadriiformes

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




[Sterna paradisaea, Family Sternidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Arctic tern]

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

Distribution of the arctic 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).