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Marwick Head

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Marwick Head is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. Take the trail and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the seabird city
  2. Join a guided walk with the warden
  3. The tidal pool in front of the car park offers views of wildfowl and waders

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Take the trail and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the seabird city
  2. Join a guided walk with the warden
  3. While walking along the field edges, look out for the rare great yellow bumblebee and breeding waders

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Take the trail up to the Kitchener Memorial
  2. Sit and watch for waders, ducks and gulls on 'The Choin'
  3. Scan the sea for passing whales and dolphins

Top things to do in Winter

  1. A place for big seas!
  2. Sit and watch for waders, ducks and gulls on 'The Choin'
  3. The tidal pool is often used as a large gull roost at low tide. Look out for rare glaucous and Iceland gulls

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  • Short-eared Owl - 25/05/2013, AJL
  • Short-eared Owl in flight at the Harray Road end 25/05/2013, AJL
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  • Enjoying Wild Orkney
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