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Curlews

Water Crowfoot - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Island of contrasts

Walking to the north coast of Westray I’m struck by how diverse the views are. Here are Curlews on the bay with …

Curlew - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Curlew wading

I recently saw a flock of over 100 Curlews on the fields at the side of the River Exe. They seem to …

Curlew - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The last call of the wilderness

Curlews are a familiar site on Westray. Their distinctive ‘Whaup whaup’ can seem very eerie when it echoes around the Island. The …

Curlew - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Whaup Whaup overhead

A trip to the Bay of Skaill reveals the shallow turquoise waters which look Caribbean to someone as starved of heat as …

Curlew - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Curlew

Curlews are in serious decline across the UK. It’s probably because so much of the land is used for food production and …

Whaup

Whaup

Curlews are called Whaups in Orkney and there are thousands of them here all year round. They’re our biggest wading bird and …