There’s a lot of wildlife on Orkney and I have a lot of dreadful photographs, so I apologise in advance, but they’ll give you the general idea. I hope.
It’s a seal, not a rock
Definitely not rocks!
This is an arctic tern
A juvenile common gull (I've been told. Not so exciting...)Another juvenile common gull, sadlyA meadow lark with a nice juicy green caterpillar in it’s beak
Fulmar and chick. There were lots and lots of theseThis beautiful little puffin knew he was being watched
Northern marsh, early marsh, maybe a cross? They were all a bit past it, so it was hard to tell for someone without expertise.
And my favourite sightings, but worst photographs…
Yes, it is. It’s a female hen harrier and we saw lots of males and females all over the island, including from our lounge and kitchen windows.
I didn’t manage to photograph the otter at all, but it’s long since been my ambition to see one and I was delighted!