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Watch these swans as they surf the waves in Birsay Bay just off the shoreline at our Annie's Place gate. Keep watching as three fly across the Bay and then return for more high jinks in even bigger waves. Awesome! This is the best video I have taken of swans which arrive in Birsay Bay every year at the end of February and stay until end of June/early July. No one

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It is a relief for us that in these stressful and uncertain times, we can look out our window and feel the calming effect of the beautiful seascapes which are a tonic for us here in Palace, Birsay. Even although there are, as yet, no recorded cases of people in Orkney being infected with Covid19, Robin and I are taking the required hygiene precautions for our own safety. We are also

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Stormy seas are causing havoc around many parts of Britain thanks to Storms Dennis and  Ciara..... but on Birsay Bay the waves have mostly been less violent and quite beautiful to watch than in other parts of UK. Nevertheless, the rocks on the beach, the areas of sand and the seaweed deposits have been greatly altered by the on-going power of the sea. I have included photos below, and interested

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