Scilly 2015

I went on the seabird and dolphin trip this morning. The first birds seen were 2 Great Northern Divers and a Spoonbill. We then went to Gimble Porth on Tresco where we has distant views of the Hudsonian Whimbrel found there yesterday. We saw Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Peregrine and Kestrel as we made our way out to Sea. ¬†Other interesting sightings were the Life boat and rescue helicopters on a mission looking for a boat that had sent a “mayday” message. There was a brief sighting of a Minke Whale and some Harbour Porpoise.We were lucky to finish the 3 hour trip with possibly 100’s of Common Dolphin which were great to see as they were all around the boat. In the afternoon I went up to Content to see if I could get any better pictures of the Siberian Stonechat and on the way managed a few photos of a Firecrest.

Great Northern Divers

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Hudsonian Whimbrel

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Common Dolphin

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Firecrest

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Siberian Stonechat

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Lifeboat

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Scotland 2015 (Part 1)

We drove to Fort William on Good Friday stopping at Leighton Moss RSPB on the way up. The next day we drove to Skye and visited Neist Point Lighthouse. We stayed in Flodigarry overnight. The next morning was spent on Skye visiting The Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock before getting the ferry to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris.

Skye Bridge

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Neist Point

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Old Man of Storr

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Flodigarry and Trotternish

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Kilt Rock

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Isle of Harris

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Great Northern Diver

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