Comments Keep up with comments here: debra ann broughman on The haunting last sound of the British wildernessSaw them for the first time last summer when traveling to Brough of Birsay! They are amazing. Richard Hood on The top 10 reasons you shouldn’t visit WestrayThat's It! I wont be back to visit my cousins! Until April, that is! the HALL of EINAR on WindowsThank you for that. Some very interesting examples on your link. uphilldowndale on WindowsWindows, fascinating. https://uphilldowndale.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/window-dressing the HALL of EINAR on The haunting last sound of the British wildernessThanks very much Sally. Yes, 7 of the 13 species of Curlews and Godwits are currently threatened with extinction: https://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/curlews-crisis the HALL of EINAR on The haunting last sound of the British wildernessThanks Mark. I particularly like the lines: "leaving little footprints on the beach like memories of loved ones out of reach" A lovely description. michael onken, carbondale,illinols usa on Windowssimply beautful Sally on The haunting last sound of the British wildernessWow, such stunning photos! I've seen them through the end of my binoculars but I've not seen them fly or heard them call as far as I know. Very sad to hear they are declining, like so much of our wildlife. the HALL of EINAR on The haunting last sound of the British wildernessIt's such a great name for them Christine. They always sound so unearthly and eerie when the call in the mist. Mark Ingram on The haunting last sound of the British wildernessclassic highland bird. Getting hard to spot now. I wrote a poem about one poemblog11.blogspot.com Christine Keay on The haunting last sound of the British wildernessThanks for reminding me of their alternative name. My mum, my granny and other older generation friends all called the curlew whaup. The haunting last sound of the British wilderness – the HALL of EINAR on Whaup Whaup overhead[…] Whaup Whaup overhead […] Kids of the Wild on The First Ladybird Book of British Birds – #15 The MoorhenI love this idea, those old Ladybird books were wonderful. I'm collecting them all again too. Great to compare the and now with photos too Pat M.-Towery on 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Orkney for the First TimeVisited Orkney in April 2016. It was sheer magic! So many "first" experiences - the Ring of Brodgar, Stenness, the archeological finds, museum and Kirkwall. The changes in weather only made it feel wonderful. This for an artist was the trip of a lifetime. I hope to visit again soon. Carol Britton on 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Orkney for the First TimeLovely island and friendly folk. Visited twice as my grandfather was born at the Old Manse there. Stopped at the Smithy for coffee and asked where to park ( the street is pretty narrow compared to Canadian Streets).They told us the car was fine where it was, just leave the keys in it in case someone needed to move it! We asked directions to the church and the fellow hopped in his car and escorted us there! Later we went to the manse, knocked on the door to ask if we could take a photo of the building (drenched as...the HALL of EINAR on 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Orkney for the First TimeYes, it's a magical place Vanessa. the HALL of EINAR on BramblingThat's great Margaret - they are wonderful birds. The First Ladybird Book of British Birds – #14 The Pied Wagtail – the HALL of EINAR on Almost unremittingly awful[…] Almost unremittingly awful […] margaret on BramblingWe were lucky enough to see Brambling from the bird hide on Lake Vynwy in Wales last Spring A Caution to Everybody – The tragedy of the Great Auk – the HALL of EINAR on Marmaduke Tunstall and the curious case of the Sacred Ibis[…] […] Chiff Chaff Chuffed – the HALL of EINAR on Chiff Chaff[…] Chiff Chaff […] Blue Tits with big bellies – the HALL of EINAR on Love amongst the bushes[…] Love amongst the bushes […] Pecking Wood – the HALL of EINAR on The Second Ladybird Book of British Birds #12 – The Great Spotted Woodpecker[…] The Second Ladybird Book of British Birds #12 – The Great Spotted Woodpecker […] the HALL of EINAR on Why do Wagtails wag their tails?Thanks very much Olly - much appreciated. Olly on Why do Wagtails wag their tails?Stunning photos of the Wagtails!