We continue to have sunny days with clients able to enjoy seeing the breeding seabirds at the cliffs. Kittewakes and Gannets appear to have done well with a supporting cast of rows and rows of Guillemots. The noise is something to behold. Bonxie’s patrol the cliffs looking for any unguarded chick.
This is the time for flowering Angelica, not native to the island of Westray, but thought to have been introduced by the Romans.
Moth trapping has produced Magpie, Burnished Brass (one of my favourites!) Dark Arches, Antler Moth, Beautiful Golden Y, Dark Marbled Carpet, Red Carpet, Middle-barred Minor, Large Yellow Underwing amongst others. This Pebble Prominent caterpillar was feeding on Willow in our shrubbery at Surrigarth.