Sunday, 15 June 2014

Isle of Skye - Landscapes and Birds


Just a few images of the wonderful scenery from the Isle of Skye, as the photos show we had no complaints about the weather - mostly calm, dry with long sunny days. If we had returned on the same week every year for tens years we wouldn't have had better weather - lucky I suppose, but a real bonus, enabling us to fully explore the island.

Carbost, Loch Harport, Isle of Skye
Cuillin Mountains, viewed from Carbost

Isle of Skye
Kilt Rock

Isle of Skye
Kilt Rock Waterfall

Isle of Skye
Old Man of Storr, Trotternish ridge

Isle of Skye
Headland left of Neist Point Lighthouse

Isle of Skye
Coral Beach at Claigan

Apart from the Seabirds and Eagles (see previous posts) here are a few of the better photographs of some of the birds I had during our week, to be honest the birds were slightly harder to come by than I had expected. Both Cuckoo and Willow Warbler were the exception and seemed to be calling/singing all over the island - a positive sign, as both these birds continue to struggle for numbers south of the border. Summer plumaged Red-throated Divers were on a couple of the lochs but always showing distantly, Arctic Tern and Red-breasted Merganser were seen around the coast, Common BuzzardWheatear, Stonechat and Curlew over the moorland, but sadly no sign of any Hen harrier or Short-eared Owl, and as for Corncrake the closest I came to one of those was a bottle of the ale brewed by the Orkney Brewery - none the less a great trip and you always need a good reason to return.

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Scotland


Isle of Skye, Scotland



No comments:

Post a Comment