It warmed up and there were Winter Moths, thirteen including a pair in cop.
|Female left, male right, pair in cop.|
There was also a single Oligolophus hanseni, found as I searched for the Winter Moths by torchlight.
|The Opilione Oligolophus hanseni, not especially easy to find in Orkney.|
On the birding front the Golden Plover and Lapwing are coming and going on the western, agricultural fields, there are a few Snipe and Curlew and the occasional Woodcock and Sparrowhawk and Hen Harrier are generally apparent. A male Sparrowhawk was disturbed by a Hoodie from its Redwing prey.
A Grey Heron took to standing with the sheep until my approach up the road and the farmer's approach across the fields coincided to encourage it to fly.
|Grey Heron and sheep.|