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Orkney Nature Festival 2014

Wildlife webcams

In the coming months you'll be able to see live images of Orkney's wildlife. Our main focus now is a moorland pool. We also have a webcam showing the wetlands of Mill Dam RSPB reserve on Shapinsay and another on the Rendall moors.

High Definition images are shown on screens at the Visit Scotland information centre in Kirkwall, Kirkwall Airport, Shapinsay Heritage Centre and Highland Park Visitor Centre.  Orkney's broadband does not allow us to show High Definition footage online so the live images below give you an idea of what is seen.  However, over the next few weeks we'll be uploading recorded HD footage of all the activity on the lochan.

Divercam!


Red-throated divers

Orkney is one of the few British strongholds for breeding red-throated divers. They particularly favour moorland lochans. This species is sensitive to disturbance, so a discrete webcam is the ideal way to enable us all to follow a Mainland pair of this specially protected species over the 2014 breeding season.

Here's some of the recorded footage from July showing divers displaying on the pool.

H:Red DiversRed Divers JULY EditsRedDivers JULY.sub01 from Orkney Nature Festival on Vimeo.

Divers on the pool with a twite, pottering around after sorrel seeds....

H:Red DiversRed Divers JULY EditsRedDivers JULY.sub02 from Orkney Nature Festival on Vimeo.

Divers with common gull and eiders, who are also frequent visitors to the pool.

H:Red DiversRed Divers JULY EditsRedDivers JULY.sub03 from Orkney Nature Festival on Vimeo.

 

 Our 2014 Festival

To see what you've missed, click here for a copy of the 2014 programme!

 

For more information on the Orkney Nature Festival, contact the Festival Team on 01856 851031 or email orkney@rspb.org.uk

Watch our short film showing highlights from 2013...

Orkney Nature Festival 2013 from Orkney Nature Festival on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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