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.
but as is the way, it soon brightened. They are such elegant birds.
I think by their agitation and shrill, piping call, that they had young nearby, and that they would like to lead us away from the nests.
However we were well marshalled by paths and fences so there was no danger to their young, but also no hope of seclusion for their nests, so close to such an famed archaeological site.