Olav's Wood: Pictures of the wildlife

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Photographs of Olav's Wood: Wildlife

Here are some pictures of the wildlife of Olav's Wood. The first set were contributed by Andy Mitchell.

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Curlew (Numenius arquata) Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
Curlew ( Numenius arquata) on nest. Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola).
Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla) Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla). Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus).
Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis sp.) Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)
Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis sp.). Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris).
Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) Poplar Hawkmoth (Laothoe populi)
Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). Poplar Hawkmoth (Laothoe populi).
Harvestman (Mitopus sp.) The view towards Hestily
Harvestman, possibly Mitopus morio (with mites) The view towards Hestily.

The following photographs of wildlife in the area were taken in December 2010.
Olav's Wood - nest site Lichen (Ramalina sp.)
What to do with an old teapot: A nest site! Lichen (Ramalina sp.).
Lichen Starwort (Callitriche sp.)
Lichen. From a shallow pool in the burn:
Starwort (Callitriche sp.).
Geese - Orkney Geese - Orkney
Geese are both resident and migrant, arriving in great numbers from the North each winter. Several species of geese occur; Greylag Geese (Anser anser) are predominant.
Serrated wrack (Fucus serratus) Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum) and Polysiphonia lanosa
The shore at Windwick: Serrated wrack (Fucus serratus). The shore at Windwick: Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum). The red seaweed is Polysiphonia lanosa growing (possibly hemiparasitically) on the Knotted wrack.