Saturday, April 20, 2024

πŸ“– 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Orkney Islands Stage 1 20/04/24

We began our trip to Orkney today, and the first stage involved a 4-and-a-half-hour drive north. We are staying about 20 minutes away from John o'Groats. Tomorrow, we plan to spend the day here. On Monday, we will take the ferry from Gills Bay to St. Margaret's Hope, where we will spend four days exploring the islands.

Short-eared Owl at Campbeltown.

A few stops along the route provided birding opportunities. The best one was observing a Short-eared Owl flying over the coastal dunes in Castletown.

Short-eared Owl