Photo of a Arctic Skua, nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray, Orkney

Orkney

About 70 islands are part of the Orkney archipelago. Located between North Atlantic and North Sea, north of Scotland, the islands attract huge numbers of birds. Thousands of seabirds breed on the islands: auks, puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes and fulmars. Birds that live out at sea and only visit land to breed. They are harassed by great skuas and arctic skuas.

Photo of a Great Skua, nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray, Orkney
Great Skua, nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray
Photo of a Puffin, Castle O’ Burrian, Westray, Orkney
Puffin, Castle O’ Burrian, Westray
Photo of nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray, Orkney
Nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray
Photo of Black Guillemots, Gloup, Nature Reserve Mull Head, Mainland, Orkney
Black Guillemots, Gloup, Nature Reserve Mull Head, Mainland
Photo of an Arctic Tern, nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray, Orkney
Arctic Tern, nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray
Photo of a Fulmar, opposite Castle O’ Burrian, Westray, Orkney
Fulmar, Castle O’ Burrian, Westray
Little Stint, Bay of Tuquoy, Westray
Photo of Razorbills, Castle O’ Burrian, Westray, Orkney
Razorbills, Castle O’ Burrian, Westray
Photo of a Arctic Skua, nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray, Orkney
Arctic Skua, nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray
Photo of a sign, Castle O’ Burrian, Westray, Orkney
Sign at the Castle O’ Burrian, Westray
Photo of nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray, Orkney
Nature reserve North Hill, Papa Westray
Photo of a Ringed Plover, Bay of Tuquoy,  Westray, Orkney
Ringed Plover, Bay of Tuquoy, Westray
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