Monthly Archives: January 2018

Glaucous Gull

  We were lucky to watch this Glaucous Gull feeding on a beach on Westray. They arrive here  most winters along with the similar Iceland Gull. Neither of these birds have black tips to their wings making them quite distinctive.

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White-winged Gull arrival!

At last we have seen the beginning of the arrival of white-winged Gulls on Westray this winter. It began with an Iceland Gull being seen in Pierowall Bay, and now we have at least two  Iceland gulls visiting Skelwick Bay and Taft End beach. Two Glaucous Gulls were also seen on the north of Westray […]

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Pierowall Otter

 Barnacle Geese   A flock of Greylag Geese were joined by 22 Barnacle Geese near the Old Kirk early in the week, the largest group of Barnacles we have seen on Westray.   Curlew Curlew are still ever present, feeding in large groups in fields and at the shore.   Red-throated Diver A Red-throated Diver […]

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January 2018

  Greylag Geese There are still many flocks of Greylag Geese feeding on the fields of Westray during this first week of January 2018.   Sea Urchin A fully intact Sea Urchin was a nice find on one beach. Once they die, Sea Urchins can sometimes be found on the tideline.   Fulmar Fulmars have been […]

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