Sea Eagle

Sea Eagles and Otters

The dark days of winter in the Western Highlands can be an unproductive time for a wildlife photographer. After a couple of months of extremely dull and wet weather it was a pleasant change to be able to head out for a couple of days to enjoy the return of the sun. Even though my local west coast sea lochs lack the numbers of birds one finds further east around the Moray Firth there are still photographic opportunities to be encountered. At this time of year a trip along the shoreline regularly produces good sightings of both Eurasian Otters and Sea Eagles. Otters, particularly the females with...

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Islay Geese

A photography trip to the Isle of Islay at this time of year has become almost an annual pilgrimage. With a good weather forecast for the week, we booked the ferry. Last year we were unable to get over until the second week in April by which time many of the geese were  leaving. We daily observed skeins heading north and the flocks feeding in the fields were greatly reduced by the end of our week. This year at the end of February there were plenty of geese to be seen. Over the years the geese have become much more wary and difficult to photograph from a vehicle. Undoubtedly this is as a result...

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