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.
Whilst I was revelling in the company of curlews, I was startled by a strange noise (I should have noted the curlews were unfazed by it). I wondered for a moment if it was a badger, but then I didn’t know if the Islands of Orkney have badgers (they don’t it transpires, have a look at the beautiful blog)
If I’d tried to describe the noise I’d have said the sound was a cross between ‘some one shaking a rug and the sound of a pair of flip-flops in washing machine’. I walked on around the corner and in front of me was a small lochan, here I found the answer. A swan running up for take off.
I’m considering becoming a Foley artist… It sounds like a lot of fun.
Taken at Sand o’ Wright, South Ronaldsay, Orkney