Friday, 28 May 2010

North of Bunnahabhain

After listening to the ever excellent Skerryvore at the Bunnahabhain Open Day, we walked north up the coast on a stunning afternoon. You cross a burn after a short while, there is a bridge, and then the best thing to do is to keep to the shore. There was not much in the way of birdlife around, but we still heard a Blackcap in the birches, and watched a Great tit plus both Meadow and Rock pipits foraging on the shore. Wheatears were singing, and a Common gull was nesting on the rocks among some pinks - too far away for a picure unfortunately.

Some common seals were more obilging, lying out on the rocks long enough for us to get a couple of shots before splashing into the sea. Seals are great drama queens however, and their curiosity always gets the better of them, once they are in the water they have to try and sneak up to us for a closer look.

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