Tuesday, 27 June 2017


There have been numerous posts I should have made, I will try and back-date some shortly as there have been interesting invert' events.

Louise and I went to Westray for the weekend, well for Saturday night anyway. The weather was dire the boat trip somewhat bouncy. The plan had been to take our bikes but that idea was wisely abandoned and we managed to squeeze the car on the ferry.  It blew all night but stopped raining on Sunday and so we went off to Noup Head, having a brief look for the Snowy Owl and then to look at the seabird cliffs. We possibly briefly and distantly saw the Snowy Owl, it was a bad decision to move the car to get a better and safer viewing point, as in the moments that took it was gone.

However, a brilliant spectacle awaited us at Noup Head.

Later on we visited the Puffins at the south end and went for a bit of a tramp there.

A few insects were found, more of them later.


Seumus Eaves said...

Cracking shots Alastair!

Cheers, Seumus

David Sutcliffe said...

Great shots - fantastic to see those photo's and especially after watching the programme on BBC4 at 8pm tonight (Saturday) 'The Last Seabird Summer'.
Watch it if you can.
Great moth shots as well.

Alastair said...

Thanks Dave and Seamus, I was really pleased with these photos. Not got around to the TV yet but thanks for the recommendation Dave, I'll try and find the moment.