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

Silage and Hay

I’ve enjoyed seeing the meadows being cut on Westray this summer and then being baled and wrapped. The skill of the farmers …

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

The first flight of the Kittiwake

Kittiwakes are one of my favourite birds. I love their delicate bills, their dipped-in-ink wings and their streamlined bodies. And their “Kittiwaaaak” …

Male Hen Harrier - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A male Hen Harrier hunting

We’ve come to look for the Short-Eared Owl. Instead, as I pull up the car, there’s a male Hen Harrier heading over …

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

Bonxies on a boat

Great Skuas, Stercorarius skua, are known as Bonxies in Orkney. Their flashing go-faster white wing-stripes are a familiar sight as they patrol …

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

Giving lobster the ‘v’ s

The Lobster creels are groaning with Lobsters, Homarus gammarus, today. Not all of them are regulation size, so Stewart measures them carefully …

Bonxie v Baakie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The struggle for survival

In the battle of Bonxie v Baakie there was only ever going to be one winner. It was the Bonxie. Here it …

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

Mallimacks

We’re aboard the Ailsa Jane and I’m taking advantage of the creel boat having a very low side where the creels get …

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

Dunters

Eider Ducks are called Dunters in Orkney. There are great floats of them off the coast. The males have done their job …

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

A flying visit

Our friend is coming out to Westray for a visit today. He’s flying his light aircraft over from the Orkney Mainland. I …

Short-Eared Owl - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Cattieface

There’s a Short-Eared Owl on the Island; I’ve read WhatsApp reports in the Westray birds & wildlife group. We’re driving to get …

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

Tysties with Butterfish

Black Guillemots are one of my favourite birds. I’m told, “They’re the purist’s bird for those who dislike the easy familiarity of …

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

Life

There’s a hard surface at the back of my house. That doesn’t stop the plants from growing there, though. There are Northern …

Bonxie v Baakie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bonxie v Baakie

Bonxie v Baakie. Who do you think will win the epic battle of the fish? It’s Great Skua v Great Black-Backed Gull …

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

Puffin sunset

A Puffin on one of its last evenings at the Castle o’ Burrian in Westray. This is a photograph I’ll be ordering …