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Orkney Nature Festival 2014
Copinsay is an uninhabited island just off the east coast of Orkney. It is an RSPB reserve boasting wonderful year round wildlife and the autumn highlight is 2000 grey seals that come to the beaches each year to breed. Our camera is trained on a secluded beach throughout the pupping season. You'll be able to watch the progress of the newly born seal pups, from birth, through to weaning and finally as they start their independent lives in the sea.
High Definition images are shown on screens at the Visit Scotland Tourist 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 above 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 beach.
Summer 2014 - Divercam
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 was the ideal way to enable us all to follow a Mainland pair of this specially protected species over the 2014 breeding season. Here are some of the video highlights from July.