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Wednesday 10 March 2021

Spring is sprung....


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Well in terms of birds, Spring is Sprung....  at last after the relative silence of the Winter, the air is now filled with calls from oystercatchers, curlew (one of my faves), lapwings (pee-wits), gulls (of course), geese (yup) as well as wrens, skylarks, sparrows, starlings etc.   The photo above was taken on the old pier at Sandside at high tide.  A lovely grouping of curlews, oystercatchers, purple sandpipers, red shanks, turnstones and ringed plovers, resting and waiting for the tide to ebb so they could start their search along the shore for food.

And a couple of closer shots......

And a photo I've been meaning to share for weeks, nay months! Taken by Graham Campbell with his drone camera on one of his walks over Scorradale in Orphir.....  The picture shows a light covering of snow over the landscape and the Hoy hills.  You can make out Hoy High lighthouse on the edge of Graemsay.

Photo credit: Graham Campbell


  1. Fine images and good to see, as ever.

  2. Spring is sprung
    the grass is riz
    I wonder where
    the boidies is.

    Best recited with a Brooklyn accent.

    1. Haha I read that as "bodies" and was a little alarmed!

  3. I love the way that almost all the boidies are facing the same way.

    1. I know! No doubt some birdie reason for that....

  4. So beautiful. Love the way you delivered the spring to us.