Category: Wildlife

Swan flying low over the loch

Wednesday wildlife – week eleven

Dig director Nick Card’s weekly showcase of the birds and animals living around the Ness of Brodgar excavation site. Click on any image for a larger version.

Wednesday wildlife – week ten

When not working on Ness-related matters, site director Nick Card can often be seen out and about with his camera. So here’s a selection Nick’s pictures from the past seven days. As usual, click...

Male reed bunting on the Ness of Brodgar

Wildlife Wednesday – a bumper edition

Here we are on week nine, with a bumper collection of photographs from around the Ness by dig director Nick Card. The photographs don’t mean Nick has forsaken the archaeology and taken up photography...

Stenness cygnet (Nick Card)

Wednesday wildlife – week eight

Aside from a few days of sunshine – we even hit the spectacular heights of 19 deg celsius on one memorable Monday! – the weather in Orkney over the past week has been pretty...

Ness of Brodgar otter

TV spot for Ness otters

Each summer season the Ness of Brodgar otters are as intriqued watching the archaeologists working on site as we are watching them. Tonight they feature on the latest episode of the BBC’s Springwatch. The...

Tern over the Brig o Brodgar with Stones of Stenness in background

Brodgar wildlife on Wednesday

Wednesday is upon us yet again, so we’ve got another selection of wildlife photographs from Ness dig director Nick Card. As usual, click on any image for a larger version.

Short-eared owl featured image

Wednesday’s wildlife from the Ness

It’s Wednesday again, so we have a selection of the past week’s images from dig director Nick Card. It’s a smaller gallery this week due to the atrocious weather we’ve had in Orkney –...

Sunset swans by the Ring of Brodgar

Birds around Brodgar

Another selection of photographs from dig director Nick Card. Click on any photograph for a larger version.