We’d been here many times before, at all times of year, but, on this Sunday in mid-June, we timed it just right for seeing the bird-life of the cliff-face opposite
Beloved by illustrators, locals and visitors – puffins .
Swifts have declined by 53% between 1995 and 2016. The RSPB thinks loss of nest sites could be contributing.
“One day last week, Mike saw a Heron standing by the pond in our garden.”
“There are walks which are a bit short to be considered as ‘proper’ walks, but which are very good if you’re not feeling too good, and would like to get some fresh air.”
472,758 people took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch this year.
When it’s a Rook!
“I was walking along by the harbour, in Stromness, when I noticed a Seagull, cruising, quite high, in across the water, with something in its beak. “
The RSPB will be running its popular Big Garden Birdwatch on 26th – 28th of January.
photographed by Mike Bell in the neighbouring meadow to his house