Great Skua and Ringed Plover on Mull

Thursday, June 17, 2010 Adam Tilt 0 Comments


I didn't go anywhere last night as I had to spend another fun evening up a ladder preparing walls for painting. If I wasn't such a perfectionist the house would have been finished long ago and I would be free of the continuous dust and mess. I did at least get to see a female Bullfinch in the back garden as well as the family of Greenfinches. Unfortunately that was about it as the feeders have been emptied yet again. Much as I like the Jackdaws and Magpies they don't half eat a lot of seed!

I thought I'd share a couple more pictures from Mull as I am slowly working my way through the backlog. I only have the Isle of Lunga left to deal with but given how close the Puffins were I took rather a lot. First up is this lovely Ringed Plover from the north beach on the Isle of Iona. This was a first for me in terms of species photographed and I couldn't really have asked for a better subject. He was perfectly happy to wander around the beach in our presence as long as you didn't get too close. The pinkish rocks of the island also show up well in this shot.

12655 - Ringed Plover on Iona

After such a small and gentle bird it is on to a real brute of the sky in the form of the Great Skua's from Caliach Point on Mull. Once again this is another new photographed species for me. Unfortunately I cannot get the hang of birds in flight with my camera but these are the best that I could manage.

21677 - Great Skua on Mull
21675 - Great Skua on Mull 21674 - Great Skua on Mull

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