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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Watch seabirds gathering and nest building on the cliffs
  2. Listen to the loud calls of the colony
  3. See if you can spot the first wheatear of the year

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look for seabirds carrying food to their young
  2. Keep a look out for piratical skuas
  3. Admire the colourful cliff-top flowers

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Look out for passage seabirds such as gannets, auks and skuas
  2. You could spot geese from Greenland and Iceland passing overhead
  3. Who knows, misty mornings could produce a 'fall' of migrants

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Map of Dunnet Head

Map of Dunnet Head

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Date: 12 March 2010


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