Tuesday 25 June 2013

Jack and Tim's wildlife holiday

Jack and Tim, two young visitors to Islay recently thrilled us with their passion and enthusiasm for wildlife - craneflies and all! They traversed through bog and midges, seeking out some of the island's finest gems including the rarely encountered Narrow bordered bee hawkmoth, hundreds of Marsh fritillaries, hunting Hen harriers, and even the Osprey!

"Just when we thought it couldn't get any better we found 2 Narrow Bordered Bee Hawkmoths feeding on the flowers and Jack had another flyby!"

Whooper swan at Gruinart- only a handful stay over the summer.

Thank you both for sharing your stories and photos, and see you the next time.

Baby Stonechat

Marsh fritillary - It's encouraging to hear of this rare species finally on the wing after slow caterpillar growth this year.

Narrow bordered bee hawkmoth

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