Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Outer Hebrides and Highlands

Just come back from Scotland on Saturday, we went to the Uists, Lewis and Harris and visited Skye on the last day. Fantastic trip, saw 120 species in total, including 69 buzzards and 26 short-eared owls. Including 6 I had never seen: Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Corncrake, Corn Bunting and Red-Necked Phalarope. Here is a selection of photos:
Short-Eared Owl Corn Bunting
White-Tailed Eagle on Skye Golden Plover Buzzard
Sanderling Whimbrel
Dunlin Hooded Crow Common Sandpiper