Thursday, 21 June 2012

Hooded Crows (Isle of Skye)

Hooded Crows
Loch Snizort, Isle of Skye 04/06/2012

Hooded crows taken around our Boathouse accommodations at Kingsburgh, on the Isle of Skye.

Not a great fan of your general Crow, but these bring something special to the Carrion family.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Oyster Catcher (Neist Point, Isle of Skye)

Oyster Catcher
Neist Point, Isle of Skye 04/06/2012

Oyster Catchers around the old lighthouse harbour on Neist Point, which is now unused, though the lighthouse looks as though it's being refurbished into a holiday letting venture at the present time.

Fantastic bright day, though cold when visited.

A good area for wildlife and birds, though possible sightings of Golden Eagles on nearby cliffs did not happen, but that's wildlife.

Plenty of Shag, Cormorant, Gannet, Fulmar and Kittiwake etc around, but quite far away and difficult to get good photographs, with Bempton Cliffs, being so close to where I live, then found no reason to post long range photos of birds, that can be photographed better elsewhere.

See though future blog of Great Skua Photographs, which are a little more unusual and nest in the area

Also offshore a couple of glimpses of a Minke Whale and seal were noted, but as usual the sea was very rough on the most westerly pint of the island.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Boathouse Sunsets (Isle of Skye)

Boathouse Sunsets
Trotternish Peninsula (Isle of Skye) Early June 2012

Lovely sunsets from our boathouse accommodation, our home for the first week in June.

Views are towards the Isles of Lewis and Harris, up Loch Snizort on The Isle of Skye.

We have visited the boathouse twice now over that last two years, can't wait to return again, and would recommend the place to any couple, especially for a special holiday.

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Common / Harbour Seals (Dunvegan Loch, Isle of skye)

Common / Harbour Seals
Dunvegan Loch, Isle of Skye, 08/06/2012

Photographs taken from a great little boat trip on Dunvegan Loch done from a tour of the Dunvegan Castle.

Females on show are very pregnant and should have their pups before the end of June.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012