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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Sit and listen to the displaying waders from your vehicle or the hide
  2. Look out for hunting hen harriers and short-eared owls looking for Orkney voles
  3. Visit The Loons hide and listen for the squeals of water rails

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Visit The Loons hide and look out for ducks and their broods
  2. Watch for hunting birds of prey
  3. Look out for the rare great yellow bumblebee

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Hundreds of newly-arrived Icelandic greylag geese and pink-footed geese use the reserve to rest and drink
  2. Scan the wetland for wintering waders and ducks
  3. Sit in The Loons hide and watch out for hunting hen harriers

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Sit in The Loons hide and look out for water rails in the reedbed
  2. Scan the wetland for wintering waders and ducks
  3. Look out for newly-returned Greenland white-fronted geese

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  • Egilsay bee crops come alive
  • Short-eared Owl - 25/05/2013, AJL
  • Short-eared Owl in flight at the Harray Road end 25/05/2013, AJL
  • Still Enjoying Wild Orkney
  • Enjoying Wild Orkney
  • Black Guillemot portrait
  • Tystie Dispute?
  • Drakes

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