Sunday, 19 May 2019

Everlasting reprise

Our Lass was keen to catch up with some wildlife highlights from the week, so on a very different morning weatherwise, we headed to Kirkwall and then Yesnaby.

The Woodchat Shrike was still in the same place in some bushes on an industrial estate, still hoovering up invertebrates from the neighbouring paddock.

Over on the west coast, it was a very different day from my previous visit. The sunshine and a brisk easterly wind having been replaced with thick grey cloud, no breeze to speak of and a slight drizzle. Undeterred, we set of south along the clifftop path.

Almost a sea stack!

Mountain Everlasting

Heath (?) Milkwort

Mountain Everlasting

"Stop p*ssing about taking photos of primroses!"

Discarded or predated eggshell from a Great Black-backed Gull, or perhaps a Razorbill

Yesnaby Castle


Spadger said...

Mountain everlasting looks nice little flower. A little less tense day then?

Imperfect and Tense said...

Oh, I dunno, I always seem to find some infinitesimally minor matter to whinge about :o)

Spadger said...

I bet you're not as bad as I'm getting?

Imperfect and Tense said...

I had quite a stroppy session with the spellchecker when it argued with me about the spelling of 'infinitesimally' :o)