The Inner and Outer Hebrides offer many photographic opportunities for people willing to brave the weather! Even in mid summer the wind can blow relentlessly and play havoc with the mind. Even in June, not all of the breeding birds will have arrived. Having said all that, these islands hold much to be admired.
The talk runs from South to North beginning on Islay in January where thousands of Barnacle and White-fronted Geese come to escape the harsh conditions in their breeding grounds further North. These in turn will be preyed upon by Islay's growing population of White-tailed Eagles. We then head up to Mull in April and May, where Eagles (both species) and Otters are the main species to be seen. However, there is a wonderful 'supporting cast' to be found here including Dolphins, Twite, Common Sandpipers and Wheatears plus lots of wild flowers. We also take a boat trip to the Treshnish Islands for seabirds.
Then after a quick visit to the Isle of Skye, we set sail for the outer islands, South and North Uist and then Harris and Lewis. On all of these islands there are beautiful white shell-sand beaches which would be crowded if only it was a bit warmer. Here we can see Hen Harriers, Short-eared Owls and again, both eagle species while in May and June the beaches hold migrating waders such as Whimbrels, Ruddy Turnstones and Sanderlings all heading to Iceland and Greenland to breed. These really are all wonderful Islands for the photographer or any wildlife enthusiast to visit as I hope this talk demonstrates.
As usual, the talk is illustrated by my own acclaimed photography and is combined with a light and informative live commentary.
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