A-Z of Wonderful Orkney

P1150734P1150703P1150735P1150819P1150276This list could go on and on!

Artic skuas, amazing archaeology
Bluebells, Brough of Birsay, bere bannocks, black guillemots
Curlews, cuckoos, Churchill Barriers, common skate egg cases
Daily seal (well not quite but almost saw one every day).
Eagles (Sea) back on Hoy (alas didn’t see them but great to know they’re there), eider ducks and chicks
Fulmars, fabulous sunsets, fossils
Great skuas, green finches, greylag geese, great northern diver
Hen harriers, hares and hills of Hoy
Iridescent rainbows, Italian Church
Jovial guide at Maes Howe
Kirkwall’s cathedral (St Magnus)
Lapwings and lovely lochs
Mute swan cygnets, Maes Howe, marsh warbler
North Ronaldsay mutton
Oystercatchers, orchids, the Old Man of Hoy and the Orcadian
Puffins. Pictish Broch at Gurness
Quiet evenings watching the light on Scapa Flow
Red breasted merganser, ring of Brodgar, ringed plovers, rippled rocks, ravens, razor bills
Secret wooded glades, Skara Brae, stones of Stenness, Scapa Flow, sand martins and swallows
Terrific terns
Upside down sheep
Very old rocks, Viking graffiti
Wild cliff tops, wonderful vistas, white horsed waves
Xtraordinary clouds (lenticular)
Yesnaby cliffs and Castle Stack
Zoological wonders, Zephyr winds?!

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