Category Archives: Orkneys

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).

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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).

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).

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).

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).