In the first half of 2020 the SSPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) attended 121 reported incidents in Orkney. Across Scotland there were 119,564 calls about animals in need.
“Many species of bird make themselves easy to observe, some can make observation rather difficult whilst others can make even a reasonable view of itself virtually impossible!”
Two of Orkney’s best known local wildlife rescuers Mark Herridge and Ross Flett have set up a new Facebook group dedicated to rescue.
Image by Rosie Hopkins
Take some time out and observe how these fantastic beasts survive in their habitat which we share with them.
“We first saw one of these a few years ago, and have seen several, since.”
Predicting what uncommon species are likely to arrive in late Spring is impossible – there are always some common species which don’t turn up and a few very uncommon species which do!
A development of 16 houses is to go ahead in Toab, twice the recommended density for the area.
“How about a pair of Poplar Hawk Moths, mating! “
“on the last weekend of May, we were wondering where we would go as our first farther away outing – walking farther afield, outdoors, should be OK. “