Nature Notes

August 16, 2008

Orkney Birding: Hobbister Reserve and Waukmill Bay

Filed under: Birds,Orkney Isles — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Rock Pipit

Rock Pipit

The Hobbister Reserve is a heather moor bounded by the sea. The cliffs are not particularly high, and are ideal for breeding Black Guillemot and European Shag. Red Grouse breed here, as well as a number of Stonechat and Rock Pipits pairs.

Nearby Waukmill Bay has a large sandy tidal flat which is very attractive to shorebirds and gulls. Bar-Tailed Godwit were present in mid July on my visit there.

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