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Hen Harriers

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

A wild Neolithic hat-trick

It’s time for me to catch the ferry away from Orkney for a short while. I have an evening to spare and …

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

Sparrowhawk

I can recognise a Sparrowhawk flying now: flap-flap-glide, flap-flap-glide. It’s a distinctive pattern. I saw one as a child from a train …

Hen Harrier

Harrying the Hens

I’m hoping that the Hen Harrier will be hunting on Westray this summer. I’ve seen a Hen Harrier over Westray’s moorland several …