Sunday, 3 March 2013
A Walrus in Orkney????
Yes! Apparently..... it's on one of the more Northerly of the Orkney islands, North Ronaldsay. First one in over 100 years - they are not normally this far South. This one looks like a young male and appears healthy. Some photos are available here (North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory Blog)
As Lewis Carroll wrote in "The Walrus and the Carpenter"...
"The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things, of shoes and ships and ceiling wax, of cabbages and kings, of why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings."
Aye well, the folk of Orkney are talking about a walrus at the moment!