Thirty Days Wild, a post each day throughout June, something that is grounded in our wild world. This year posts are from our travels around the north coast of Scotland on the North Coast 500 route and a visit to Orkney. Stand by, for lots of sky, sea, wildlife, history, Spud the dog and random musings.
Curlews are one of my favourite birds, at home in Derbyshire they are seasonal visitors to our upland pastures and moors, apparently the collective noun for a group of curlews is a herd, which I think is very boring, given their enigmatic call, I think ‘a haunting’ would be a more suitable term.
In Derbyshire they seem to be nervy and reclusive, always out of reach of a good view, or just beyond the reach of a long lens.
In the north east of Scotland and on Orkney, they seem to have no such inhibitions. What a joy.