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Flora and Fauna

Lapwings over Rousay Lapwings over Kierfea Hill, Rousay, September 2004, late afternoon.
Waxwings in Kirkwall Alan sends in this picture which shows the unusual influx of waxwings we are having just now. Alan w...
Christmas Day 2004 It was still snowing heavily at noon, the palm trees and pampas grass hanging heavily with snow. I f...
Albert Street, Kirkwall, in the olden time A picture taken or copied by Tom Kent, date estimated, showing when the big tree was both big and pa...
Merry Dancers John writes: 'A "new look" Merry Dancers - a pair of oyster catchers over a fencing stab at Springf...
Combat John writes: 'Mid-air combat - black back and curlew fighting it out over Springield [Rousay] May 3...
Dragonfly Alan writes: 'Photographed in Kirkwall this week, I presume it is a dragonfly, about 2 inches lon...
Eynhallow trip 2005, 1/4 Last night saw the Orkney Heritage Society's annual trip to Eynhallow. The departure from Tingwall w...
Eynhallow trip 2005, 2/4 While on Eynhallow last night, one of the challenges was to avoid standing on the fauna. Being Mr Na...
Anenomes, Holms of Ire Sea anenomes at the tidal causeway to the innremost of the Holms of Ire in Sanday. They do look more...
Fossil? Again at the Holms of Ire. I fondly imagined this to be a fossil, but my more sceptical friend suges...
Sandlo chick A picture from Linda of a sandlo chick, taken at Kalisgarth in Westray.

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